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Grumpy is up to!
It is Easter Vacation. We have two weeks (with a long holiday weekend in the middle) of no classes, and you are all supposed to GO HOME or go on a binge or go away or just... go. SHOO!!! I am NOT impressed by your virtue if you stay on to work and make a point of dropping by my office.. I am not going to want to talk about any of your classes, or your project, especially if you have never been to any of my term time office hours. It is YOUR vacation, and MY work time. I need to write! I need to think! I need to do some benchwork and reorganise my office. I need to catch up on my grading...
Colleagues say 'just don't come to work' but, dammit, I WANT to work in my office where my books are, where my large-screen grant-paid-for computer and whizzy software are, where I don't have to pay for the
heating (especially with this southerly jet-stream), where I'm not distracted by my pets, undone household chores, the lure of a nap on the couch or just one more chapter of a novel... I don't want to carry my grading home and have it lurk around my house pulling faces at me and trying to make me feel guilty.
Is it really SO selfish to wish you would all just go away for a couple of weeks??
GrumpyAcademic (shortly to be renamed Absolutely Livid Academic if I don't get just ONE DAY of PEACE).
*Scott Adams/Dilbert gets the credit for this phrase but it is just so perfect...