Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sometimes it's all worthwhile

I was at the opening of the Pembury Pavilion today, when a lady approached me. "Mr Lynes" she said "I know you're very busy, but I wanted to say thank you..."

It seemed I had helped her win her daughter's admission appeal for Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School.

She introduced me to her daughter, a confident, pretty young woman. I asked how she was getting on at school. "I've finished my GCSEs" she replied. "I really want to be a lawyer, so I asked the Crown Prosecution Service if they would take me for my work placement this year, and they've agreed. I'm really looking forward to it."

Amidst the nonsense - the long days, the political games and election party nonsense - sometimes it's all worthwhile.

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