les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Plus du peur que de mal

Another student has gone missing in Bordeaux. That sets the context for our little drama.

Pat : Alan, Catrin's school says she isn't there.

Alan : What, but she left hours ago. I'll phone them.... ring ring ... hallo, yes, our daughter left for school hours ago. I have sent her a text message but she hasn't replied. Of course, in class her phone is off, but if she isn't there. So what do you suggest ?

10 minutes later they phoned back. "Oops, she accompanied another pupil to the nurse and the teacher forgot and alerted her absence."

Alan : Phew ! OK. Plus de peur que de mal. (more fear than hurt ... for when kids fall down or whatever)

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