i've been having Deep Thoughts about motherhood and this whole gig wherein we take our lives in our hands to give life.
but i can't think about that because the phrase that's going through my head constantly is "don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining."
let me pose this question to you, internets: is it possible for someone to try to upload two papers, to try to email said papers once before, and to fail both times miserably? as in, i never got them and am yet being told that, yes, said assignments have been sent?
at first i thought, sure. it could happen. i was suspicious, but okay. benefit of the doubt never hurt anyone. but how can you tell me you sent it to an email address that i'm checking every single day from my phone (so multiple times a day) and yet never received it?
don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining.
student2 just sent me a superrude email after getting his superlow grade on his plagiarized paper, suggesting that it is, in fact, mere coincidence that his paper and a superfamous tell you everything about a book including themes and character sketches type of site has the same phrasing, the same ideas, the same construction.
uh huh. yup. i buy that. fine. i'll just tell you all of the things that are wrong with your paper on the face of it, tell you that you're rude and need to reconsider how you speak to someone in authority, and suggest that a few moments of careful reflection before hitting "send" wouldn't be wildly out of line. i should have also suggested a great deal of spell check, but even i'm not that snarky.
and the thing is? i still really like what i do.
but next semester? so different. so very very different.