emmajane's blog

Getting It Up

This week was a remarkably good one at school. There's one part in particular that will have me chuckling for days though. ... So I'm trying to get my students to upload their files to the server. I'm wandering around checking to see how everyone's doing (paying special attention to the students who often need a little extra help). "You doing ok? Can you get it up?"

Pause.

Umm.

Shit.

Student turns beet red, "I can get it up just FINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH."

I turn beet red.

Damn. I hate it when that happens.

Sears Called...Finally

The billing department called my dad about parts I'd purchased in November for our washing machine. They'd been trying to get me at contact information that was from 1999-2000 (yes, I gave them all the up-to-date stuff back in November). Apparently some little girl kept answering the phone and saying I wasn't there. Finally they got the mom on the line and she said they had the wrong number.

One Book Expert

Somewhere out there is a term that refers to people who read one book on a particular subject, and then proceed to think they are an expert. I can't for the life of me remember what the term is though. It's something like, one book wonder, but it's not that. Drop em an email if you know what the term is.

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