Friday, February 21, 2014
Students who I earn my sympathy
I have a few students who create problems for themselves not out of laziness or stupidity but due to an overabundance of politeness or a weird sense of dedication to their classes. In the end, I have to deal with their problems so they are still a pain in the ass.
Quiet Quinton Office hours are when you stop by my office and I help you. Don’t sit outside my door because you saw that I was working. I’m always working. It’s a big part of having a job. You are allowed to interrupt.
Under-medicated Mindy Why are you in lab this week when I already excused you because your medication making you space out? Ah, you didn’t want to miss any class so you are skipping your meds. No, sweetheart, that’s not how this works. Take care of yourself first.
Incarcerated Ivan Yes, jail time is an excused absence. Yes, I know it’s not on the list of valid excuses in the syllabus. It’s rare so I don’t include it. Do you know what’s even rarer? A student who reads the syllabus.
Injured Ignatius Don’t try to take your exam with casts on your two broken wrists. They provide a total of three fingers on two hands for you hold your pencil. Look tiger, I get it that you want to tough it out but go to our accommodations office so you can get some help.