Monday, July 25, 2011

Maybe...

Why'd you say that? Couldn't you see that he was already pissed off?

Sure, I guess so. But what's that got to do with saying or not saying something?

Oooooh myyyyyyy god... Don't you know anything? You never tell someone something they don't want to hear when they're mad at you.

Why not?

Well, because... because... umm... well, it'll just make'em madder.

How do you know that? And besides, if they're gonna get mad at you anyway, why not get it over all at once?

Because... because you just don't do that kind of stuff, ever.

Let's just agree to disagree. At least now he knows.

Knows? Knows what? That you think he's clueless? How did you describe his actions? Oh yeah, you accused him of criminally negligent teaching. What the hell is that supposed to mean?

I think the phrase is succinct, clear and, in my opinion, accurate--if not a little generous.

So, you're saying that how he's teaching us is criminal and that he's negligent because he knows it.

I'm not sure that he knows it's criminal, but I'm sure he's aware that he's not teaching well. I mean, the guy used to be a star. He's got a list of patents a mile long. People raved about all they learned from him. He was a great teacher. Now, he's just phoning it in. His information is all dated. He doesn't keep up with what's going on and he dismisses anyone who does. Shit, he bores himself.

Well, you don't need to tell him that.

Why not? Someone ought to tell him. Since it seemed no one else was, I decided to. What's wrong with that?

Well, for one, you're in his class. He's still the one grading you.

So?

So, he could fail you for something like that.

Why would he do that? It's not like I don't know the material or understand how to apply it.

Ooooohhh myyyyyy god, are you completely clueless? You're so caught up in that logical, rational world that exists only in your mind, that you've completely lost touch with how things work in the real world!

Could be, but maybe not. Maybe he got mad, because he knows that what I said was true. Maybe he's taking it to heart even now. Maybe he'll go home tonight and think about it.

For sure he'll go home tonight and think about it. He'll think about how he's gonna roast your butt.

No, really. Maybe he'll come into class tomorrow, pull me aside and say, "You know, I've been thinking about what you said yesterday and you're right. I haven't been teaching well. But starting today, I'm going to change all that."

Yeah, right. Like that's gonna happen...

Maybe.

Happy Monday, Teflon

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