I don’t like the act of self censorship, but I do want to keep my job. So, I’m not posting this week comparing math to crucifixion. Considering that particular post practically wrote itself, it was quite a personal sacrifice. I’ll leave it to your imagination to what I *might* have posted today instead. So… today I’m dedicating to stupid things that get said. Some of these are just students, some are just from life.
Classic Excuses: “So why haven’t you been to class for the last 6 weeks?” “My car broke down.”
“So why did you miss the test on Friday?” (Cheerfully) “My boyfriend was in a coma.”
Grades: “Should I worry about these zeros for my hours?” (Note received two days before the final)
Misunderstanding failure: “I’m sorry, you have failed the class.” “So can I go on to the next class?”
AHA! moments: “So when it says to multiply… I’m supposed to multiply?”
Always stupid: “So did we do anything important in class yesterday?”
On the deck of a boat: “What is the elevation here?”
To the credit department of a bank: “I can’t pay you, I got a credit card because I don’t have any money.”
On career choices: “I just want to own a business… Why do I need math?”
On homework: “Am I allowed to work on this at home?”
Me, now: “I did put a lot of work into that other post. I think I can be done with this now.”
Until next week. For this week, use your imaginations…. and don’t blow anyone up.