Rainy days and truancy
I do not blame Education officials for their continuing tendency to jump the gun. Our problem is that we do not have in place an effective early warning device - some system that works in announcing the suspension of classes early on in the day when students are not yet out in the streets or worse, when students are not yet in school. Alas, I know parents do raise a howl in this country when they have to pick up kids barely an hour since they deposited them at the schoolgates. So rather than be at the receiving end of parents' ire, they would rather sacrifice a day's lessons. What difference does it make if our kids miss another day's worth of learning, they are lagging behind compared to othjer anyway.
And now, everyone seems to have gotten into the act. Government employees expect to be sent home at the earliest sign of a heavy downpour. And naturally, employees of private companies followed suit . Yesterday, the Human Resource email groups was buzzing with HR managers taking a poll on which companies have sent home employees and at what time.
Sometimes it does strike me medyo may katamaran din naman tayong mga pinoy paminsan-minsan.