Januar 12, 2010
Because my friend called off the „Avatar“-date we had been working on since Christmas and I now have to find the will and the time to go watch it on my own (and ideally on a day and at a time when I won’t be needing a car, because chances of my getting it in this weather are microscopic).
Because the first kid with imagination I met in over a year’s worth of tutoring showed me the brilliantly original dragon-slaying fairy tale that he’d written and said: „My Mum didn’t like it because it didn’t have a point.“
Because there’s something especially annoying about receiving a nod and a smile in response to the question: „What does ‚Passé Composé‘ mean?“
Because I wasn’t allowed to strangle the so-incredibly-slow-she’s-got-to-be-thinking-backwards kid I had to stay at work for, because she has a test tomorrow, and this fact occurred to her mother at five o’clock in the afternoon. (Because this way, when the kid goes down in flames tomorrow – which she will, because she is absolutely and utterly incompetent – I will get the blame.)
Because, in short, it’s been that kind of a day…
…I hereby prescribe myself a double-dose of the following, to be repeated as needed.