Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Professor's Nighmare

Everybody in the teaching profession must have had this nightmare where you can't make it to class for whatever reason. And it's happening to me in real life. :-( My airplane was delayed coming into Atlanta, Georgia (I knew I shouldn't have come to this city) and I didn't make the connecting flight. So I had to cancel my first morning class because I can't make it there on time.

I feel horrible, people. What kind of  professor misses class? This is so stupid. Whatever you do, don't fly Delta and don't go through Atlanta. The airport here is the worst I've seen. Of course, everything looks kind of lousy right now.


Amanda said...

But on the bright side, your students are probably thrilled!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. It happens to all of us.

Clarissa said...

Thank you for the support, guys! I actually hoped the students would be devastated by losing an entire lecture but they seem to be surviving it pretty well.

My departmental Chair is very cool. She was extremely nice about what happened and not mean at all.

Peter N said...

The professor never showed up for my first class this semester. No warning or notice, just didn't show up. A mix up with scheduling. Not a big deal though; it happens.

Clarissa said...

Another nightmare I often have is showing up on the first day of class without a syllabus. At least, this hasn't happened yet.