My P pulled a really crappy stunt yesterday and I am so peeved! Our school had an assembly yesterday afternoon. It didn't end until 5 minutes before the students were to be dismissed from school (at then end of the day). So after the assembly, our P thanks the students for being attentive and then says, "And no homework tonight!" and then leaves the gym!!!! None of the teachers were told about this so we were all looking at each other like, "Seriously? Did he really just say that??" And the kids (I teach middle school) were all over the place shouting and giving each other high fives and asking us if we still had our test tomorrow and if our math homework was still due, etc. I was beyond pissed! It was a total cluster. So I told them I guess they didn't have to do anything that was assigned today. So this morning, all the teachers get an email from the P saying that as principal, he's allowed to make executive decisions, which is what he did yesterday. And then he said, and I quote, "Remember...the number one rule about being a teacher is flexibility." There was no apology for the lack of communication or anything saying he understood why it was frustrating for us as teachers. So I went in this morning to talk to him about it and as soon as I walked in the room, he tensed up and got defensive (so I'm sure he heard that we weren't happy). I was nice, but let him know that I would have really appreciated a heads up so I didn't end up looking like an idiot in front of my class. His response: "You need to realize that teaching is about going with the flow and being flexible. It happened to me as a teacher and it's no big deal. It's done and over with. Realize that these things happen and there's nothing you can do about it." Unbelievable. I want to punch my P in the face right now and it's taking everything I have to paste a smile on my face and "move on". Would you be irritated if this happened to you? Or is my P right - this is just a part of teaching and I have to get over it?