Some of you will recall my Christmas present from Cheating Charlene. Charlene has not gone quietly into that good night. She is stone cold busted, but she wants her day in "court." Fine. We'll do it. She's gonna go down, and although I can't frame it as a threat, not really, but since she wants to get all formal and everything, and get the Dean involved, I just might have to put some pressure on said Dean to put something into her academic record. This is almost unheard of, but the Dean does not like to do this kind of meeting, either!
Anyway, Popular Pete is another professor. He's just so awfully popular. He fancies himself rather a babe (not really, but I see where he could delude himself) and he is in a band that plays at the college every so often. He's an RMP darling. Lots of high posts. Lots of little peppers! And he brags about it!
So, I happened upon Pete and Charlene duking it out in the hallway right after midterms. She was whining about her wanting to make up the midterm, and he was saying no. Then he and I got into a conversation about ole Charlene, and what an annoying little prat she is. He was telling me how sick he was of all the bullshit. "How strange, Pete, to hear this from YOU!-----I thought you loved the little snowflakes and they loved you!" I said. He admitted he felt like the glow of mutual love was dimming a bit. He said he was tired of cow-towing to get good reviews and be well liked. He said he was tired of bullshit from students like Charlene, who had not shown up for his midterm, and had not offered any excuse until two weeks later when she showed up and realized she missed it. His course only offers a mid term, a final and a research essay, so she was well and truly fucked, but he was going to stick to his syllabus, he said. And they could not retake it under circumstances like these.
He was convincing.
Charlene just forwarded her transcript to the Dean, and lo and behold, she received very high marks from all her other professors this semester-----and from Popular Pete?
What a fucking loser Pete is!