Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

No more bell ringing please

It's becoming increasingly obvious that telling students they can "ring the bell to my office and I'll come down and let you in" isn't going to work. I had a private lesson at 6:15pm today. She showed up and rang my bell at 5:50pm. That's 25 minutes early!

It was a hectic day today and we spent more time than I planned in Ikea. By the time we got home I had exactly one hour (assuming I wanted to be ready for my 6:15 client by 6:00pm) to run to the copy store to copy my quarterly taxes so I could drop them in the mail (tomorrow is the deadline), rush home, make dinner, eat dinner, be dressed and ready for class. Needless to say, I needed that entire hour! A 25 minute early student definitely wasn't going to work with my crazy schedule.

When she rang the bell, I got on the intercom and lied. I said, "I'm with a student, we'll be done at 6:00pm." That sounds much better than "I really have a wall to wall packed day and desperately need you to NOT be more then 15 minutes early or I just won't be able to fit this in." But I think from now on I'll just let students know I arrive at the studio ten minutes prior to their lesson and then 10 minutes prior to the lesson I'll walk into the studio and wait for them.

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