Remember when I was all excited about learning how to access the school’s scantron machine? My students took their Unit 7 Exam last week, on scantrons, only for me to find out that the lady who operates the machine is out of the building indefinitely. So today I had to recruit students to sit with me for two hours and grade 120 scantron sheets by hand – which is pretty much the epitome of annoying tasks.
Also annoying: today Ricardo – a student with about zero impulse control – ran up to me, poked my upper arm, and yelled, “It’s Mr. Wiggles! It’s Mr. Wiggles!” I was reminded of that episode of Pete and Pete when they are mesmerized by watching their neighbor lady’s jiggling arm fat, and then I was depressed.