Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Allergic to sunshine?
Yesterday was a holiday. Today is also sunny, with a blue sky and a light breeze and some cute puffy clouds, and all's right with the world... except for the 20 students across the two tutor groups. Two emailed to say they are sick. One emailed to say she hadn't been able to get back from her long weekend trip, please can I explain what we did in class another day? Two attended in one class. And the rest... who knows? Certainly they did not darken my classroom door. At least NO-ONE from the second group turned up so I got to take a stroll across the campus enjoying the sun rather than sitting in the classroom going over stuff I know perfectly well...
I'm sort of intrigued to see what excuses trickle in over the next few days (we always send emails to students who missed a tutorial enquiring whether they are all right, it usually elicits some response).