Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sid From Santa Fe is Surly.

I work at a large community college in the American southwest, and am unfortunate enough to be subscribed to a mail listserv that serves the needs and complaints of everyone who teaches, full time and part-time alike.

I'm never ceased to be amazed at the time faculty takes to discuss such silliness as the switch from chalkboards to whiteboards, the headaches some poor dear gets because of the new dry erase markers, the confusion about a new wait list and overfill procedure. (To name but a few.)

I routinely open treatises concerning these inanities and truly am awed by some who actually have the time to sit down and write them. Shall I chalk it up to speed typing ability, or is someone forsaking other duties to impress the rest of us.