To wonder why she gets so excited?

(7 Posts)
mrshyde27 Wed 27-Jan-16 19:50:41

DS is at nursery two mornings a week and a full day nine to three. The staff are really good and genuinely seem to enjoy their job.
However, one of the group leaders gets rather over excited about contagious illness's. At the moment chickenpox is doing the rounds and scarlet fever. Dropping DS off last week she explains rather gleefully that both are spreading rapidly and said "it's finally here, late this year but two confirmed cases already", big smile on her face. On picking him up she beetles over to inform us "another case this morning, wonder how many will come down with it?" before dashing off to gleefully inform everyone.
Now I appreciate they have to tell us but why is it necessary to be so sodding happy about it? She genuinely seems to take pleasure in it, I'm sure I'm just imagining it but it does seem rather odd hmm

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 27-Jan-16 19:52:18

Probably as it means fewer charges in each day and so life is just a smidge easier.

Like when the baaaad weather hits we get lots of cancellations (hotel) last minute and therefore can drink more brews.

Scarletforya Wed 27-Jan-16 19:53:21

She's excited she'll have fewer children to mind tomorrow. Silly woman. It's ok to think it but very unprofessional to be do obviously gleeful about it.

Gliblet Wed 27-Jan-16 19:56:11

Some people just love a 'crisis'. Usually because it's going to allow them to run around being in charge of something and putting emergency measures and super-complicated contingency plans in place...

A few years ago DH and I came home to find our road closed off with police tape, uniformed officers at both ends waving people away. When we explained we were trying to get home and asked how long it was likely to be closed off for he told us a body had been found in the street. "There might have been a MURDER!" grin Greatly excited. We were both a bit hmm

Gobbolino6 Wed 27-Jan-16 20:04:27

She sounds like she enjoys having a bit of drama to talk about. Making herself feel/sound important. And people love to talk about illnesses, don't they?

I always wonder when I call in sick for my 2yo DS if the staff are really chuffed that they'll have a quieter day.

GloGirl Wed 27-Jan-16 20:06:21

Some people like drama me

If it annoys you, go the other way and start being all dreary saying "Gosh, how frightening, I hope no one's pregnant." Put a damp-ner on her gleefulness and help her rain it in.

mrshyde27 Wed 27-Jan-16 20:10:49

Gliblet I think you're right. I'd never thought about it like that. She does love to be in charge even though she's not management
Also probably relieved fewer kids will be , it does seem to be highly unprofessional though

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