No matter how busy my life has become, I have always attached great importance to such activities as parent-teachers’ meetings. I may turn up late, but generally I manage to get there. This evening, however, it was simply impossible. I was still sitting beside my President in the Bureau long after the PT meetings had begun. It wasn’t serious in the sense that my better half was there but, still, it was a price to pay and took the gloss just a little off of my feeling of satisfaction about the way the Bureau meeting went.