Magic Jewball

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And a child shall lick them

Filed under : Student Life
On October 21, 2010
At 7:55 pm
Comments : 8

You know, even though education and private business are two very different places to be employed, there are certain similarities, just as there are in any workplace. The politics, the meetings, the tussle between management and labor. Today, I sat in on a departmental meeting at my placement school and there was the usual conference table and onscreen projection and agenda going awry. But as we sat there, through the floor to ceiling window, I saw a child, maybe six years old, walk up, look at us, press his face against the glass, lick it, and then laugh uproariously.

I have to say, that never happened at the record label.


8 Comments for this post

  1. NoShowMo says:

    You probably just never got to go to any of the *good* meetings at the label.

  2. tami says:

    Welcome to my world! I lick it very, very much.

  3. Becca says:

    Mo, is there any such thing as a good meeting, though? Hmm….

    Tami, I know you do! Did I tell you? I get to work with kindergarteners on iPads!

  4. Alex says:

    A former colleague of mine once observed: faculty meetings are like a gas; they expand to fill the space available.

  5. tami says:

    See, now, that is a dream of mine…every child with an ipad. Can you imagine how many cool things we could do with the children and that technology?? Maybe I should write a grant. Yes?

  6. Becca says:

    Alex, is that a take-off on Parkinson’s Law? Because I based my entire former career on that law.

    Tami, well, not every child in this class will get one. But eventually, I think that’s the way it’s going to be. Maybe not today, but I bet those cute grandchildren of yours get to experience it. But yes, write a grant! I would help you!

  7. Alex says:

    Damn Parkinson stole the joke. Anticipated it by almost 40 years, and then stole it!

  8. Becca says:

    Well, jokes expand to fit the context available.


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