"What has happened in the past few days concerning this child?"
"Have I had any dealings with this child in the past few days?"
"Is parent smiling or frowning?"
This father looked quite sheepish as I approached. He coughed nervously and said
"Good morning Ms Noeleen."
"Good morning. Nice weather."
"I'm just wondering if I can ask you a question?"
"Of course," I replied, wracking my brains.
"Now, this is a serious question. I'm not joking."
By this time I was really getting worried. What could it possibly be?
"I'm just wondering....and it's not a joke."
By this time I was ready to scream
"For God sake, spit it out!
"I just need to know.....gulp......where did you get your hair done?
My face must have shown my relief/disbelief as he hastily explained.
"My sister-in-law keeps asking me to find out. She loves your new cut and wants to get the same.
Panic over I told him.
"Carol Ann from Reds on Dawson Street. Tell her I sent you."
One of the easier early morning questions I've had to answer at the school gate!
Application photo for Operation Transformation
After the make over