Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Miss Information is annoyed about genetics

Last week was a good one for Miss Information. She still didn't find anything anyone wanted but she managed to say "No, we don't have that" in the nicest possible way. In fact, one of the noisy boys she snarls at on a daily basis told her she had been "extremely helpful". (He was looking for books on the Spanish Inquisition. There weren't any. Obviously.)

So--things were going pretty well and Miss Information was feeling really good about the important work she was doing not helping people.

Then, about an hour before the end of the work week, the Idiot family came in. First Idiot wanted a map of Surburbville for a school assignment. Miss Information, whose spirit was not yet crushed, leapt out of her chair and joyously led the family to the maps section. Once there, she happily flipped through the collection of road maps looking for the right one. (It wasn't there. Obviously.) At this point First Idiot informed her that the assignment specified that they use the map of Suburbville on page 89 of a certain book. Miss Information felt the good will slowly draining away, but she soldiered on and asked for the name of the book.

Of course, Second Idiot, the student in question hadn't been paying attention when the teacher shared that small detail with the class. Miss Information suggested that she couldn't possibly find the right book without additional information and left the First and Second opening every geography book to page 89 in a vain search for the correct map. They seemed to think this was productive use of their lives. Well, they were idiots. It's not like they were going to cure cancer.

At any rate it freed up Miss Information to assist another member of the family, oh let's just call her "Third Idiot". She needed a history book to help her answer the questions on her worksheet. However, if she had actually read the worksheet, she would have known that the answers were also included. All she had to do was match them up.

Miss Information wonders how some people actually manage to breathe without detailed instruction.

2 Comments:

At 5:17 PM, Blogger pureplum said...

Thanks for making me laugh! I teach and it's not appropriate for me to call students "idiots", but boy are there days...!

~amazed at how much I have to teach "how to think"

'Course, there's lotsa days when I probably drive people like you crazy, too, with my laziness, ignorance, or just lack of attention. : )

 
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