Monday Moaning Meme

Been sitting on this tag from The Angry Gay for a while now... And Monday seems as good a time as any to do some whining...

5 People who will be annoyed that you tagged them:
4 things that should go into room 101 & be removed from the face of the earth:
  • Right Wing Talk Show Bullies.
  • Giant SUVs & Passenger Trucks.
  • Movie Critics Who Claim The Musical Is (Or Should Be) Dead Because It's Not Believable When People Just Burst Into Song Or Just Start Dancing For No Apparent Reason.
  • Claymates.
3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently:
  • Students who treat the syllabus for a college course as a quaint collection of helpful hints best glanced at the night before exams. (These are typically the same students who consider any amount of required reading cruel and unusual punishment AND who complain that there's too much theory in an upper level theory course, or too much history in a required history course.)
  • Colleagues who trash talk students for not meeting deadlines or doing the reading, while also indulging said behavior by canceling class, extending deadlines, and skipping assignments (because "how can I teach it if they haven't read it").
  • Civilians who, upon (a) hearing that I teach college and (b) realizing it's summer, say things like "when do you have to go back to work?" or "must be nice to not have to work until September..." (These are only occasionally the same civilians who believe college campuses are, by definition, hotbeds of radicalism where conservative students are beleaguered minorities, deserving of special protections.)
2 things you find yourself moaning about:
1 thing the above answers tell you about yourself:
  • I'm a control freak who's trying trying trying to let go.

RULES: Link to the original meme at freelancecynic.com so people know what it’s all about! ~ Be as honest as possible. This is about letting people get to know the real you! ~ Try not to insult anyone - unless they really deserve it or are very, very ugly! ~ Post these rules at the end of every meme!

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Anna said...

Very funny. Love your nominations for "being removed from the face of the earth." And - sigh - yes, the perpetual slamming of musicals by so-called critics who have never studied the art form, the GENRE, they presume to criticize . . . makes me so mad!

And the syllabus bit - inspired! I get so tired, semester after semester . . .

Thanks for making me smile today!

PoliVamp said...

Love it!

GayProf said...

I now consider the syllabus a legal contract for my classes. If they don't meet the basic terms of the agreement, they will fail.

Huh -- Maybe I am crabby.