Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Violent Streak

You know those days when you just want to hit something? When you finally realize that banging your head against the wall is getting you nowhere, and maybe the only way to get your point made is just to punch someone. hard. in the face. Today was that day.
Teaching is never more stressful than during the No Child Left Behind period of state testing. If you have school age kids, you know I speak the truth. Things that I would normally just "breathe and let go" through have got me ready to vote people off the island. It doesn't help that every 5 minutes I find myself in the midst of a coughing fit. Needless to say I have no tolerance for anything.
Things I want to punch in the face:
The guy who stops completely before turning into the entrance lane of the tollway.
My stupid computer that wants to restart every 4 minutes.
The cough syrup that promises 8 hours of relief but falters after one.
The state education board for buying into incentive pay.
People unwilling to let me just teach my classes without the added bs.
The four easter crafts still in various stages of incompleteness on my craft desk.
My alarm clock.
Monday night games that start at 8:00 p.m.
The current pollen du jour circulating in the air.
The creator of the Burger King "Square Butts" commercial.

In my effort to not actually hit anything at the workplace, I found this blog. I totally agree with her stance on typing e-mails in all caps, and the horror movie trailer is so true for me right now while the Mr is in NYC. I'm sure he's glad he's not here to be subjected to "sleep hitting".

So if the furniture is a little roughed up around here, it's all in the name of keeping my sanity for the next 8 days.

Oh, and thanks Cate for offering to do any punching needed!


Housewife Savant said...

No Child Left Behind, for reals. If you leave a kid or two behind who's gonna notice?

Okay, maybe leave 'em AT THE SIDE. Not behind.

And TG it's Friday.

Christina said...

You are so way past breathe and count to 10!

Try 20... maybe it will help!

No, no good? Hmmm I don't want to condone violence... so I just won't look. Hee Hee :-)

Monica said...

Maybe this is the real reason weapons are not allowed in schools!