Last night I was re-reading some of my stories about (day-program). I realized I never explained why I didn’t like like “Leader B”. So I’m going to mention two stories in this thread about why I didn’t like her. I’m going to call her “Briar” for these two stories (Not her name but its better then “Leader B”) Tell me if I need to change up anything!
For people who haven’t read the other stories or have forgotten the way my day program ran. This is how it would run: in the morning there would be check-in, then we would do something (ASL Presention, Ted Talks) then we have lunch (Mini Pizzas, soup, etc), then do something (Games) in the afternoon from between 1pm-1:45pm.
There’s three background informations here for the first story: Once I used to be bullied in school so I can tell wen it seems like I’m being picked on. The other thing is that in the day-program is that around 2016(?)-we started to have a “chore sheet” for the program. So when we signed in the morning we had to sign up for a chore of some kind (recyling/garbage, dish washing, cleaning the bathrooms, wiping the tables, and vaccuming). The last one is Leader Briar and I started around the same time (Fall 2013).
I don’t know why it just after 2016 it seemed Leader Briar was basically picking on me for doing stuff others were doing as well. Like if we had some messy like English Muffin Pizzas for lunch despite everyone making a mess on the tables she would only tell ME to clean up my mess despite the fact that someone would be wiping up all the tables after the lunch room cleared out!. Heck the messes I cleaned up on others’ tables (when i signed up for wiping the tables)- were worse then the mess that Leader Briar told me to clean up on MY table! (that I techinally shared with others including her and other leaders/ or students)
After about four years (out of 6) of attending the program it kind of got “boring” of us doing the same things over and over. Like for instant since Nov of 2014 Novemember was budgeting and cooking that month. The only new things in the last couple of years pre-pandemic werethe “Story-telling” lady who was helping us tell our own story, and the baking lady. As I mentioned before we would occasionally have Pot-luck and I would bring a cake Mom has made.
In March of 2017 we had a potluck at the day program. I brought a cake in like always. My “cake container” isn’t a normal one but more a makeshift one. Because I had gotten bored with most of the morning activies as well as the afternoon activies-I preferred being at one of the two computers we had in the “main” room even if I was mostly reading this site or translating my latest Swanson SimLit chapter. This one afternoon after a potluck my cake had been completely eaten up no leftovers at all, and I was trying to get the two parts of the cake container into the bag but Leader Briar kind of told me of “for not socalizing” at the program. I did socalize just not around where she is outside of lunch time.
I can’t remember how I reacted I might have “slammed the cake container down” onto the desk But the following week Leader Briar describe it as "throwing the cake container down-which i certantly didn’t do. She suggested I try the sister program in my town as a “break” from this program.
I did try it for a one week and let’s just say that the other day-program made this other program be heaven in comparison - the sister program’s location is really crammped vs the normal one I want too.
Note: There was only one situation where she was actually helpful then picking on me.