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Thank you Calvin’s Mom

Posted by Lissa on January 13, 2011

This post is devoted to the author of The Transmogrifier Files.  Thank you!

Without you, I’d have been grossly offended during my first classes yesterday and last night. I would have thought a question like this one —

Q. What is the best way to contact the professor?

A. Email

B. Email

C. Email

D. Email

E. All of the above

—  was insulting my ability to read.  I would have thought repeated, emphasized disclosure on how there are no make-ups on the weekly quizzes was insinuating that I was too stupid to understand it the first two times.

But thanks to the glory of the Transmogrifier Files, I realize that this crap isn’t aimed at me.  I show up on time, don’t miss class, complete assignments before the deadline and never cheat, so 90% of the warning disclosure is aimed at other people.

Like, say, the girl who has a drunken threesome and then skips class as a result.

Thank you, Calvin’s Mom.  The window into your life as a professor has kept this student on an even keel.

4 Responses to “Thank you Calvin’s Mom”

  1. Borepatch said

    *blink* *blink*

    Best. Reply. Ever.

  2. Jon said

    I’m a librarian at a CC and my wife teaches at another college in the same system. Calvin’s Mom’s posts haven’t even BEGUN to cover the breadth and depth of the foolishness you will encounter during your time there.

    You will encounter random conversations the likes of which should have been reserved strictly for Catholic confessionals or ongoing in-depth therapy sessions, learn more during simple discussions about your classmates lives than is appropriate for the person ghostwriting their autobiography to know, and rapid in succession A: be appalled at the state of our nation’s student body, B: weep for our future, and C: wonder how some of these people get out of bed and dress themselves.

    Despite all that, we love working there.

  3. Don’t take offense- wait a few weeks and you’ll feel bad for the poor guy / gal at the front of the room.

    Email is necessary nowadays. I’ve seen students just flat out lie if you don’t have it in writing to back it up. Its a small percentage of students, but it still happens. With educational cutbacks being what they are, everyone is trying to cover their butt.

  4. jason said

    don’t be offended any time a teacher appears to be talking to class as if they are five years old. based on your post above, you are the type of student that we love.

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