today, the school I work at celebrates its 24th anniversary and to start a new tradtion, the Director chose the last additions to the school’s team to make a speech at the little party we just did.
Guess who has two thumbs, speaks limited French and just made a speech? Moi même. Yeah……
So i didn’t really know what to say so i threw in a joke how the school is only two months younger than me (it is not true but everyone laughed. sometimes i forget i’m 25, not 24 ok?) and then i wished happy anniversary, congratulated the Director, and wished the school to celebrate 25 years more! (then i realized it’s THE 24TH anniversary, not the 25th, oops. semantics, okay??? i am new here)
anyway it was a disaster (on my side because what are words), people seemed to enjoyed it even tho it was anachronistic. lol and then the Director made us (the new teacher at school and I) blow the candles.
the cake was good and we had champagne so everything is not lost.
Pro Tip: Don’t tell depressed people how good they have it in comparison to others. They already know and already feel guilty about it. You’re making the problem worse.