|Colleagues: the only things worse than students.|
Old Fashioned OLLIE: We are tired of hearing about how much better the students were in your day. How you think the teacher in Another Brick in the Wall was a softy for not belting young Pink on the head. We are bored to hear again that these new “iblueberry smart lapphone tablets” are just a fad and we’ll all be better off when we go back to writing things down in pencil. Oh, and the Registrar HATES you for trying to turn in your handwritten grades instead of typing them in online like we’ve done for the past twenty years. We would just bide our time until you fall over dead except that you’re only 35. Being so young and cantankerous makes you an unpopular, obnoxious pain in the ass.
ALVIN the avoider: You have a special knack for avoiding committee work. None of us particularly like it but some of it is important. You just blow it off and fail to get the work done. This means that the higher-ups now view you as too stupid to handle anything more complicated than scheduling a meeting. This means more work for the rest of us. Pretending to be incompetent is a dangerous game to play when you’re surrounded by very smart people. I can’t wait to see this blow up in your face.
Clyde from Carolton