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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Three Things Thursday

  1. Today, when I was driving to daycare, I heard Norah making some tell-tale poo noises in the backseat, so being the kind mother that I am, I didn't just hand her off like a football to the daycare ladies with a "Hey, she's shitty; see ya later!" Instead, I went ahead and changed her. Mistake. It was a complete blowout: A shit-spolsion, if you will. So, I ended up having to change not just her diaper, but her entire outfit, and afterward, I felt like I needed a shower. Or to be dipped in bleach. How does a being so small produce so much crap?!
  2. It's only the 2nd week of class and I already hate some of my students. Well, that's not fair. I actually just hate one of them. For the class he's in, we've met 3 times. And he's been significantly late each time (on the first day, he informed me that he was 30 minutes late because he'd "woken up 15 minutes before class" -- this class begins at 12:30 pm). Today, I asked him to stay for a moment after class and I told him he needed to strive to be there on time because I find tardiness to be a significant interruption. And he told me, "Well, I don't know if I even really want to be in this class." "Fine, then please withdraw from it," I told him. His response: "But, it's a required course, so I'm kinda stuck in it." Deeeep breath. Deeeeep breath. Then, my response: "The course is a graduation requirement, yes, but being in my class is not. I suggest you drop it if you can't be here on time and take it in the future with another instructor." He just sulked away.
  3. I *puffy heart* falafel, and today, between classes, I was at this Mediterranean restaurant getting myself one of these tasty treats and the perky girl behind the counter asked if I had my student ID with me so I could get the student discount. I could have hugged her for her naivete. "No," I told her, "I'm a faculty member not a student, and I don't believe you give a discount to college faculty." "Oh!" she said, "You look like you're my age!" Again, could have hugged her. She looked to me to be no more than 19. So, my meal's total was, like, $9 and I left her a $3 tip. It only occurred to me after I left that she may have been working this angle all along, but I choose to believe that she genuinely thought I looked 19!

27 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Workin' the post baby bod - way to go!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I have often wondered how my littlest one, who eats so very little, can poop so very muc. It is one of life's great mysteries.

And I can only imagine how good it would feel to have someone think I am 19!

Heather said...

I definitely do not miss those poop explosions! The first time I ever tried to go to the Mall of America with Sophie when she was about 6 weeks old, right when we got there, she had a major explosion. So by the time I changed her entire outfit, and then of course it was time to nurse her, I was at the mall for two hours and never went in one store.

Becca said...

ick...that's all I can say!

Now, regarding the falafel...YUM! That reminds me that I've severely neglected the yummy little Mediterranean restaurant we have here!

RunnerGirl said...

Poop explosions are the worst!!

runninghealthy said...

Hey, thanks for your comment! There are several students that I am not particularly fond of either... i wish i could tell them to take another class but in high school its not really an option! At least your day ended well with the falafel compliment!

runner26 said...

all three stories are amusing in their own way. thanks for sharing ;)

MCM Mama said...

Yay for lookin' good!

BTDT on the poop explosion - I threw the kid's outfit away. ;o)

Viv said...

She's shitty, see ya later...LOL! Oh I can not wait to be in that boat again.
You could pass for a student but you must not be cause you were patient enough not to knock that douche bag student out.

teacherwoman said...

Yucky poo about the explosion in Norah's diaper! yikes!

And, I would have probably wanted to beat that kid... what is it with kids these days?! LOL

D10 said...

Wow, can't remember the last time I slept to 12:15. Wish I could show up late to work and say, "well I am not sure if I want to stay at this place of work." Oh to be young.

Sarah said...

I have so been there with the poopy diaper. The things we do as parents!

Badgergirl said...

Great stories!

Rio said...

My husband and I used to call those poops "blow-outs." Craziness...sheer craziness.

Michael said...

1. I'm sorry about the poosplosion :P
2. I'm sorry about the ignorant kid in college who obviously needs to grow up
3. I'm glad you had a good lunch young-in!

Erin said...

I am sure Miss Roberta appreciated the cleanup before hand off. Hopefully you had a little cushion built into your schedule.

19...what was that like? It was so long ago! Wait...were you wearing a flannel and sporting the Juno/MN grunge look? (before she was pregnant)

Xenia said...

You do look really young. People sometimes think my older sister is 20 years old. She's 32. You two are lucky bitches. :)

N.D. said...

I love it when people tell me I look young. It happened alot when I first started teaching and I didn't like it and I don't get it much anymore but man, I miss that!

I remember I had this instructor who said if you are going to be late, drop the course. (on the first day!)

Krissy said...

Ha! I would have done the same thing...so funny. The 3 tip is so worth that compliment!

Marlene said...

At Disney I was denied alcohol because I didn't have ID on me. I kept saying 'Really??' Definitely took it as a compliment, even if I was annoyed that I couldn't have that drink!

Jess said...

Sorry to hear you have a jerk in your class. I hope he drops it or starts showing up on time.

RunningLaur said...

Haha, sucking up to the customer is a brilliant idea if she's doing it on purpose!

My mom always has students that she hates - and even though they are miserable, they tend to make for good stories. I hope he drops your class quickly!

X-Country2 said...

You TOTALLY look 19. I've always thought that.

shellyrm said...

We had a poop-splosion this morning too! Right as we were going out the door to the car...call me late for work!

I can understand the frustration with that students attitude. I am a "get an A!!" kind of person (for my own classes) so I just assumed my kids would hold themselves to the same high standards...not so much!

I've seen your picture. You do look 19! She wasn't working the tip!

Katie A. said...

Hot!! I don't look 30 either, I love that I still look that young!
BTW, you handled that little shit (the student, not Norah or her shit-tastic diaper) really well. I probably would have inflicted physical violence on him and now be wearing an orange jumpsuit :) Happy Friday!

inmytummy said...

You do look young. People always are shocked when they find out I'm 31 too.

I don't know if I've ever changed a diaper. This may be a problem should I ever have kids.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Comments:
1) I'm often suprised in the reverse - so much nasty smell and so little poo to blame.
2) I'd hate that kid too - can't wait till he turns in some work (if he stays in the class)... I'm betting he's a moron. :)
3) I'd settle for just being mistaken for being in my 20s.