It's Father's Day, on Sunday. My daughter's primary school invites parents to join the kids for lunch on Mother's and Father's Day. So, having spent the morning with this and that, I turned up at 12:00 and signed the vistors' book.
I was queueing with my daughter in an orderly fashion (we english know no other way to queue, incidentally!), when the Headmaster chanced along. There were several Dads there, and he hallooed us as a group, thankfully... I just couldn't think of anything polite to say to the guy (he let my son down very badly over some psychological bullying), so I had no choice but to imagine that he wasn't there, until he wasn't.
Fuck it - I'm not going to pretend that everything's OK, when it isn't, and I'm not going to set aside the guy's abject failure. I don't think people in positions of authority should be encouraged to validate bullying, even if they find it convenient to turn a blind eye.