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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Grading my first batch of (first-year students') papers after having been on sabbatical for a year. I was, quite literally, curled up in a fetal position on the floor two minutes ago.

Because the papers are so bad or because you do not want to be grading at all?
post #52142 of 66614
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Because the papers are so bad or because you do not want to be grading at all?

A specific kind of bad paper--the papers of students who were probably at the top of their high school classes just a few months ago, but still have no idea how to quote something and then analyze it in detail rather than saying something vague and general about it and moving on to the next general talking point. Completely predictable problem, and yet the sheer repetition eats away at the soul.

I'm guessing you know what I'm talking about.
post #52143 of 66614
wait till mommy starts calling from back home, demanding to know why you are so mean to baby
post #52144 of 66614
Nah, that really doesn't happen, at least at the places where I've taught. (Knock on wood.)

I've also been pretty lucky insofar as I'm friendly with students and yet they rarely give me undue grief (have never dealt with weepy students in my office, etc.).
post #52145 of 66614
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post


A specific kind of bad paper--the papers of students who were probably at the top of their high school classes just a few months ago, but still have no idea how to quote something and then analyze it in detail rather than saying something vague and general about it and moving on to the next general talking point. Completely predictable problem, and yet the sheer repetition eats away at the soul.

I'm guessing you know what I'm talking about.

 

Don't worry, even Cambridge graduate students write awful essays.

post #52146 of 66614
What to do you wan for lunch?

I don't care, choose something and I'll wait here with the dog, comes back with a salmon sandwich and a grapefruit vitamin water thing.

Note to self, don't let a 13 year old girl choose your lunch.
post #52147 of 66614
One of my friends recently found out he's going to be a father, which he announced on Facebook. Of course lots of people, including me, made posts that said "Congratulations" and suchlike. But then a person came in and said "Some of you are not parents and don't know the first thing about parenting. You shouldn't be commenting here."
post #52148 of 66614
Ha, what an idiot.
post #52149 of 66614
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Tell her she can't sneeze on you if you're doing it doggy style.

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She just texted and said, "My roommate and I are going out for a drink later, want to join?" Yeah right woman. Roommate there means my chances of getting you back to my apartment are further diminished. No thankz!
post #52150 of 66614
Beta. Alpha move is to take them both back.
post #52151 of 66614
I have this feeling the roommate is ugly though.
post #52152 of 66614
Doesn't matter if the second girl in the threesome is ugly, you won't be able to see her face anyway. Your ballz will be in the way
post #52153 of 66614
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

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She just texted and said, "My roommate and I are going out for a drink later, want to join?" Yeah right woman. Roommate there means my chances of getting you back to my apartment are further diminished. No thankz!

effeminate male wingmen are the best.
post #52154 of 66614
Remember odds of scoring with her are 0% if you're not with her.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

In my experience bars aren't good first date places. There are assumptions that come with going to a bar that makes a lot of women wary. Suggesting coffee is a good alternative.


what. Bars are the best place for dates.
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