Monday, November 12, 2007

A crying beer snob

Am I a horrible snob if buying Coors Light makes me embarrassed? I was buying some to make beer can chicken (my attempts at which were temporarily thwarted by a not completely defrosted chicken) and was terrified that someone would see me.

I made the mistake of looking at my work e-mail a couple of moments ago. Progress reports were sent out last week, you see, and arrived at my students' houses on Friday and Saturday. I made it to one angry parent e-mail before closing the program and am currently on the verge of crying (I'm sure I will later), which makes the planning I was going to do slightly more difficult. I stopped reading at the point where the parent was going to contact all the other parents whose children have been complaining of not understanding assignments and... doing something. Rallying parental furor, I suppose. I'm not exactly sure what they are expecting to happen. Honestly, I would be thrilled if their furor led to a couple more classes opening, as I've got way too many students in my classes as is. I wish they didn't have to be so mean about it, that's all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Parents will always find a way to make you feel incompetent, no matter how well you teach their child. You just have to remember that in their world, their child is perfect... so if they aren't doing well in your class, it can't possibly be because the child is lacking somehow. Some parents think that they need to threaten to get the "my child is perfect" point acrooss. And yes, you should be embarrassed for buying Coors. :P