Teacher Gary Worthington is livid that, on his first day back in the classroom, he has lost his special pen.
'It is the one I used for marking for all of these years,' whined the bespectacled, bearded 47-year-old. 'I know that I could just go down to the stationery cupboard, speak to Gloria through our masks, and get a new one, but it just isn't the same, is it?'
Gloria, waiting on reception will take a pen through to Gary once things are less busy. He loses a pen every term.
'Honestly,' said Gloria, 'he would lose his head if it wasn't screwed on.'