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Chadderton Pride - 2017-09-02
In response to Not a "saint"... (Tournoi Defender)

I don't know, Pet, all that you mention seems to quite rightly have saintly attributes about it! There have been pathetic individuals over the years harping on about his English Grammar, that it sucks. But hang on a minute; if you compare him without qualifying to native speakers on the board, like, for example, the Trump poster, SB, Caring, O'Shei, well it would suck, but what you need to realise is that T is a world-class expert in the mechanics of English and many other languages. If we can compare his abilities with Albert Einstein and recall that he needed assistance to do simple maths on the blackboard but found complicated mathematics a walk in the park, then that is T with English, I think.

I am sure T wouldn’t consider himself a "saint“ or "the salt of the earth“. He always did the best he could do for his students, and they loved him for that. His weak points may be his extremely stubborn and occasionally impatient personality at administrative and management level in the projects he was responsible for. He is a hard worker; after a long working day, people could still see the light burning in his office even after midnight. He preferred flat hierarchies and used to follow a cooperative leadership style. He often had to face unfavorable working circumstances like electricity cuts, slow internet, suffering from malaria and other infections in developing nations and was motivating and inspiring his colleagues and co-workers (all of them volunteers) to carry on in situations where others would have given up already - like in the 2010 Haiti earthquake that destroyed entire infrastructures with different local schools and churches as parts of the project in various areas of Haiti. He could also be very rude and lose temper when facing dishonesty, corruption and mismanagement. Still then, he was seen as an honest person fully committed to what he was working for. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that there are many people like his former students in these non-profit projects who feel they are in his debt.

That's all history now. Let's get back to more current and more relevant issues like dishonest schools in China...
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