It’s that time of the semester

…. The strain is showing.

Today as I was microwaving my lunch at 3pm, my department chair came up to me and said, “Why aren’t you doing [that thing you do on Friday afternoons]?”

I said, “Because it’s Thursday.”

She said, “Oh, crap.”

My other colleague was still trying to consume her lunch at 3:15pm and brought it to her meeting with her; she had kept getting interrupted while trying to eat.  I hope she finally ate it.


7 Responses to “It’s that time of the semester”

  1. Meg Says:

    LOL! I know the feeling (about thinking it’s Friday most of the day…and it being Thursday!)

  2. Revanche Says:

    HEY! That pretty much literally happened to me all day except insert Thursday for Friday, Wednesday for Thursday.

    And maybe it’s not really a cyclical thing… but a regular thing … hm….

  3. Rumpus Says:

    It’s the time of the semester when I can’t even work up a good motivational talk in class (read: show them the stick, not the carrot), even though a significant portion of the class are on a trend to failing.

  4. slick Says:

    Last week, I showed up a week late for a department meeting. And like a total schmo, I arrived early (I thought) and went into the DEAN’S OFFICE(!!) which was next door to the large seminar room where we usually meet, and asked if the department had canceled the meeting, since no one but me had showed up……the sound you hear is me smacking my forehead!!

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