I drove past the new buildings at Christchurch Grammar School the other day and took this photo – quickly because of course the lights turned green as I was getting my camera out.
I hadn’t really looked too closely before but the lights were on in the upstairs classroom and I could see a student wandering around.
It occurred to me that I’m not sure I’d be too comfortable as a teacher or a student in a classroom that could be seen from the road. By people picking their noses at traffic lights. Not that I was but you know what I mean…
Oh c’mon! I was scratching it!
I also wouldn’t feel that great if the general public could see me at my desk at work. It would feel like an invasion of privacy.
And that’s a bit odd because we have regular tours through our offices – I guess they don’t go near my desk.
Do you work in an office where the great unwashed can walk by and watch you?
I’ve seen a few banks in New York who have desks right up against the window – just a pane of glass separating them from the shoppers, office workers, tourists and homeless.
I don’t think I would like that.
And I certainly wouldn’t have like my parents seeing me misbehave at the back of the classroom when I was at school… not that I did Mum…. that was a joke! Really.