A tale I heard
Comedian and actor Greg Davies recounting a difficult day in his previous job as a teacher:
"I went home one weekend, I was in my 30s, I was probably 33 years of age and I went home to see my mother. While I was at home my mother did my washing, because I was only 33, and on the Sunday night I got really drunk and then I went for a curry and the next day I went in to school. It was a school in Slough and it was quite a rough school but they had a really brilliant hearing impaired department. They had a lot of hearing impaired children in the school and they were really well looked after. I was really hungover and at break time I felt really uncomfortable, I thought ‘something’s not right’, you know? So I went to the toilet and I pulled my trousers down and some of my mother’s knickers had got mixed up in the wash she’d done and I was wearing my mother’s underwear. And I went: ‘Oh my God, oh no.’ I remember going: ‘Oh, you loser. This is such a low point you fucking loser!’ And then the curry and the booze kicked in from the night before, so I did like a faecal Jackson Pollock. I started going: ‘Oh God, not this. Not this as well. Oh, Jesus.’ So I cleaned myself up and I pulled my mother’s pants back on and I went back in to the classroom and I saw one of the hearing impaired kids just looking at me. And that’s when I remembered I had a microphone directly connected to his hearing aid…"