I am probably cancelling class tomorrow. I don't really particularly care how much that throws us off schedule, I can catch up some other time.
One of my students in that class got me sick. I knew it was coming last Thursday, but starting yesterday I've just completely felt like death. My sinuses are so swollen shut that I cannot sleep for more than an hour at a time, and I am literally in the worst mood I've been in since I started working here. Oh yes, and sometimes? When I sneeze? I pass finger sized blot clots from my nostrils. I'm pretty sure my students will pass on having to see that.
The doctor says this is a virus and offered me a decongestant. The "good" decongestant unfortunately makes me vomit so I'm on a cut rate one that I could probably buy over the counter. A week from now I should be okay.
I am cancelling not because I can't teach through this crud, but because if I have to sit next to that student I may strangle him. It's a strange classroom set up where if I want to demonstrate something on the computer I sit between two students in a circle of computers. In a pinch, it works, but it's a really really strange place to lecture from.
So this student came in with this cold. During class he proceeded to turn away from the student on his other side and sneeze, cough, etc. ALL OVER ME. Even after I asked him to stop. If I hadn't asked him to go home I have no doubt he would have continued.
Repeat for two more class periods.
"Oh I'm feeling much better!" And then he'd turn to be polite and cough directly on me.
I have to meet with the Dean this week. I have a major assignment to grade. I have a meeting to run tonight. I am not prepared for any of it because my sinuses are trying to eat my face.
And so, for his safety, there is probably no class tomorrow. Bastard. He's actually one of the best students at the course material, so his actual death would do me no real favors. *sigh*