Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Cranky Professor

I'm currently a grump.

Rainy, cold weather. Irritating circumstances that I'm trying to fix. The realization that I need to decide VERY soon what I'll be doing and where I'll be living in two months' time. All of these things have joined forces and melded into a day that I don't really have the energy to feel good about.

And instead of wearing pajamas and eating cookies all evening, I'm going to go teach my once-a-week night class. They're wonderful, so the bit of me that isn't being self-centered feels bad they're getting a cranky prof tonight. It's a very small bit. I drowned it out without even really trying.

Grumpy Me is still going through the motions and trying to be responsible, and that's why I opened up my email. I found a short one from my special student, saying he's withdrawing from my class. It's probably a good thing for him, so I wasn't too sad. But my jaw DID drop when I read the following:
"I just wanted to let you know that I withdrew from the class. It's not because of you it's because of me."
He just it's-not-you-ed me! I got professionally dumped!

Today hates me. I am SO too pretty for this.


Dave said...

That's the first legitimate laugh I've had all day. Outstanding...

Sid Prince said...

Wow C! You've really stumbled into today with bad breath and a nagging pain in your neck haven't you? Well, let me be the first to say that someone with your smarts and sense of humor won't be left wandering through life for long! You're offically one of my blog heros, and I only have heros that are destined for great things!

Keep your chin up,


Oh and this is from my iPhone, so that expalins all the spellng errors (riiiight).

Megan said...

Oh no!! I can't believe the student said that! LOL

Sorry you're not having a great day. Hopefully tomorrow looks better for you.

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!

Anonymous said...

Well at least you are a very pretty cranky professor!

Kiki said...

You should move back to Washington..somewhere on the eastside so we can have movie nights more often than...never. lol