May 24, 2007

"Life Moves Pretty Fast..."

"...If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

Alas, such a philosophy is apparently lost on this poor girl:

A schoolgirl is believed to have created a record by never having a day off in 14 years.

Since starting her education at four, Michelle Boorman, 18, has turned up for lessons on 2,660 consecutive school days.

Other children would bring in sick notes to Newlands Primary School in Ramsgate, Kent, but not Michelle. Nor did she at Clarendon House Grammar School in Ramsgate.

"There is no secret as to why I have not had a day off sick in the whole of my school life," she said.

"I love school so have never been tempted to have a day off or use feeling unwell as an excuse not to come in.

"I have been lucky with my health, but if I have a cold or feel ill, coming to school helps as it takes my mind off it."

Jane Bennett, head of Clarendon House, said: "I have never come across someone with Michelle's attendance figures. I doubt if any teacher has because it is quite remarkable."

Michelle's mother Vanessa said: "If she gets a cold she works through it. When Michelle has been ill, it has been during school holidays."

I know of someone she really needs to talk to:

"Michelle, sweetheart. What's happenin'?"

Hell, I'm thinking of blowing off work tomorrow myself it's so beautiful outside.


Posted by Gary at May 24, 2007 12:29 PM | TrackBack

That picture reminds me that I need a Tiki mug in the house in case I ever have a craving for a tropical drink.

I should take off tomorrow and look for one.

In Tahiti or something.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at May 24, 2007 01:11 PM

Let my Cameron gooooooooo....

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 24, 2007 04:08 PM

Does she have a kiss for daddy?

Posted by: The Colossus at May 24, 2007 05:40 PM

My dad, a USAF pilot, used to show up at my school when I was a kid - in uniform (Significantly, NOT his flight suit. LOL!) with some lame-ass excuse and take me out. I always knew what was up: We were going... FISHING (!), because he had enough time off to take me and didn't want to miss the oportunity.

Mid-week during the scvhool year? To hell with it AND let it also be damned. to. hell: He wanted to spend some quality time with his son. This, of course, lead to my calling in "well" to go hunting and fishing in later years.

I was raised properly: I had a great example. I loved my dad.

I don't think there is anything wrong with the little girl. It's her parents who worry me.

Posted by: Hucbald at May 25, 2007 12:23 AM

All hail the sausage king of Chicago!

Posted by: Mrs. Froman at May 25, 2007 12:49 AM

The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at May 25, 2007 01:17 AM

Ending up as a Fry cook on Venus... Yup that is my generation. I love it.

Posted by: Taleena at May 25, 2007 11:35 AM