I just taught my first class of the day, and as we began to discuss our second story, no one was talking. Silence. Blank stares. So I said, "How many of you read this story?"
Three or four hands went up.
So I said,"Okay, that's it. We're done. I've already read the story. I don't need to do this."
It wasn't too much of a snit. I didn't swear at them or raise my voice. I didn't throw anything or slam any books. But I think I pursed my lips, and I think I turned a little pink.
And it's too bad, too, because the story was a great one. I think the problem was that they just didn't look at the syllabus.
But I had a snit, and I sent them packing.
And they get to evaluate me next week.