Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back at it

I have just survived my first week back at work. Yes, I know that today is only Thursday--I don't have any classes on Friday!!!!! So I get three day weekends every week!!! Except for this week when I get a four day weekend!!!

I am trying something this semester that I tried once before but didn't succeed very well at. I am holding my Tuesday/Thursday afternoon office hours at the Recreation Center. I figure that if I tell students that they can find me on a treadmill between x time and y time, then I'd better be there. We'll see how long that lasts.

Yesterday I heard the best excuse for why a student arrived to class late. He told me that he had an appointment with his pillow and it ran long.


Tony Arnold said...

Well if this class is a creative wrting class, he should do well.

Pretty good excuse.

Reminds me of some of my favorite church excuses: "Personal pray time" (one of mine) or an old standby, "I attended Mattress Springs church this morning."

Of course yours is pretty good too JMG: "I don't like doctrine and dogma." :-)

So, I look forward to you posting some creative excuses you derive when you start missing your Rec Center treadmill office hours. We better see them here!

JMG said...

Oh, I already know one that I'll use: I had papers to grade (and I'll blog about it when I'm supposed to be grading!).