A conversation I had with the portero today, that is to say, the guy who stands at the gate and lets you in and out. School Security.
I walk up to the gate and give my best smile. I’m here!
Portero: que necesitas? Can I help you?
Me: uh… trabajo aqui? I work here?
This keeps happening. I don’t know how we go through porteros so fast but we keep getting new ones.
So I went to school today even though there aren’t classes. I just wanted to check in and let my teachers know that if they want to plan or anything, I am available. And even though I woke up at 6:30 today, I didn’t roll into school until 9:30 because I just had to finish baking my bread. I mean, nobody was expecting me to come in anyways but I had wanted to be there more like 8:30. Because when I got there, half of the teachers I was going to talk to were gone. One out of two. But still. Anyways. I don’t know why but going to school was a huge mood boost today. Go figure. Good thing, I guess, that my school makes me happy unlike some volunteers I know.
Anyways. I go to leave and the portero’s like, “You leaving?” And I’m like. “yeah.” And he’s like, “uh… the key broke off in the lock so yeah.” Luckily we have another door.