Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Need a minute.

I have been at school all day with 8th graders. During exam week. With a cold front. And I'm pretty sure there was a full moon at some point. I even held tutorials during my lunch. I have literally been in the room with students since 7:30 A.M. I visited with my high school visitors (former students) until 4:20. And then I arrived home to this.


That little red light blinking away. Who could it be? A call from my congressman? A congratulations you just won the Publisher's Clearinghouse call? A hang up? Oh, no. That would be a little too much positive to balance out the negative in my day. It. was. a. student.

Please, please, please, do not call a teacher at home to ask about homework. I beg of you. I am not a DR. I am not "on-call". I do NOT need to be reachable 24 hours a day. I have a teacher web page and e-mail. I even have voicemail at school. I do not need to come home to your voice on my answering machine too.


Ok, you may now resume whatever you were doing, I'm off to check about an unlisted number.


Karen said...

No. way. Wow. It takes middle school stupidity or parental narcissism to call a teacher at home. My advice is to forget the unlisted number and just revert your message to the automated "Please record a message after the tone" and then let your close friends and family know that you changed it so that they won't be surprised. That automated message will intimidate kids and make them wonder if they have the wrong # so they won't leave a message. At least, that's what I would do in your shoes. week will be better...yeah.

Jessica said...

Oh no! SORRY! That has to be annoying!

Columbia Lily said...

ha ha that is awesome. What is super great is when they call you at like 11:30. PM.

angie said...

I was never a kid that wanted to call my teacher!

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Just say Julie said...

I don't think the 8th grade mind processes fully.

vanilla said...

It does process differently.

Round-the-clock on call?

Ok, more recent posts suggest that you vented and you're all better now. Good for you.