Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dear... (Humpday Confessions Vol. 9)


*I'm utilizing a somewhat different format this week for my confessions. #INeedAChange

Dear printer/copier in the teacher workroom, 

You suck. I’m in the middle of printing end of the year progress reports that are to go home on Friday and you choose now to quit "responding."  I’m on a deadline, dude. You need to get with the program. #Ain’tNobodyGotTimeForThis 



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Dear dump-truck that littered the interstate with little granules of something hard yesterday morning on my way to work,

Thanks for peppering my car with your spillage and making my hood look like it’s been shot with buckshot. #InNeedOfAPaintJob


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Dear generic Apple Jacks,

Man, your crunchy texture really tore the roof of my mouth up! There should be a warning label on your bag that says, “Consumer is highly advised to let Apple Ohs soak in milk for a few minutes before eating.” #IMightEatNormallyByFriday


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Dear Daughter of Rock-n-Roll Royalty,

Your father supposedly had an affair with his hairdresser and you revenge tweet the mistress' phone number out to the masses.  The last time I checked, it takes two to tango.  Where's the tweet with your father's phone number?  #HippocriteMuch? 


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Dear bird outside my window who started chirping loudly at 4:55 am, a full hour before my alarm was set to go off,

I appreciate the fact that you adhere to the old adage about the early bird getting the worm, but can’t you go about getting that worm in a quieter fashion?  The sun's not even up for goodness sake!  Some of us couldn’t care less about getting the worm and we non-morning people need as much beauty sleep as we can possibly get. #BirdHuntingAnyone?

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Dear weather forecast,

Today is field day at my school. I really, really dislike field day.  I really, really need to spend the day inside working on paperwork instead of running some station in which I can’t figure out the premise and listening to kids complain all day about 1) being hot, 2) being thirsty, or 3) being bored. You’re saying there’s a 50% chance of rain. I say - bring it! Let it pour! Help a girl out, will ya? #MakeItRain #RainRainDon’tGoAway #BringOnTheMonsoon




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Dear Mr. Man,

I really have nothing to say at this point in the school year. I’m fighting with the printer (see above), am waist deep in paperwork, and there are only 3 days left in the school year. This is a stressful week for teachers and school based therapists; we have a lot to do and a short time to do it in. Honestly, is a sit down pow-wow with us at this point really necessary? I’m all talked out, my mind and body are weary, and I honestly don’t think I have the capacity to absorb anything you might say right now. #Let'sTalkInTheFall #HonorOurTime #Ain’tNobodyGotTimeForThis Either

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Dear Teenager,

You are not the first one to deal with the joys of teenagedom, nor will you be the last. Yes, these years can be awful, but I can promise you this - they will not last forever.  High school is just a snippet of time in your life.  There are many days ahead of you and much happiness to be had.  In the meantime, however, you need to learn some perseverance and quit surrendering so easily.    #ThereIsLifeAfterHighSchool

Sincerely, 

Ericka


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18 comments:

  1. Haha, I hope it rains all over field day!!

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, it did not. But, it was overcast most of the day which kept the temperatures low and more pleasant.

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  2. I am on your side on all of these things this week. HUGS - may your field day be rained out.

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    1. LOL! Thanks. I didn't get the rain I had hoped for, but it was at least overcast which helped keep the heat away. It didn't, however, help me aching feet any at the end of the day! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It is crazy how much is a big deal when you are a teenager, right??? I hope that it rains today so you can get out of field day. I hated it as a kid, I can't even imagine what it is like as adult running one! Burn the printer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes it is. Everything is amplified and I think life is harder for teens nowadays because they live their lives under a microscope of social media where nothing is sacred and nothing is exempt.

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  4. lol at teenagers. there definitely is life after being a teenager, it's so weird that we don't see it when we are teenagers lol. so i know we are close but not sure how close, it's not raining here but i hope it is raining there for you. hahahaha. i don't think we have field day, i'm sure it is fun as a kid though.

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    1. I don't think it's possible to see the "big picture" until the frontal lobe is completely developed around the age of 25. I didn't get the rain I had prayed for, but the day wasn't as bad as it could have been.

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  5. Amen to the printer, the man, & teenagers! #BringOnSummerVacation

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  6. To that Rock Royalty daughter, claiming "elder abuse" was a stretch.
    Hope your summer vacay rewards you very, very soon!

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  7. I love the format of this post! :-)

    The printer/copier struggle is REAL. They finally (mostly) fixed the one my department uses most often, but it was down for like 2 weeks a couple of months ago and we had to go all the way upstairs to get our printouts. I know that sounds pathetic and whiny, but it was just such a waste of time to keep going up and down like that. (Not to mention the fact that my computer wasn't sending information to that printer for some reason even though it was supposedly properly installed, so I had to rely on my co-workers to print things for me. So annoying.)

    I'll buy the generic version of a lot of things, but cereal is not one of them. My husband agrees ... It's just not the same. #cerealsnobs? Haha.

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    1. Thank you! I had the beginnings of a separate "Dear whatever whomever" post running around in my thoughts when I decided to convert it to a pseudo confessional post. I think it worked out well.

      Ha Ha! I understand the "snobbery" thing towards some products. Generic cereals are hit or miss. I like some better than others. Have a good one!

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  8. Kids complain about being bored at Field Day??? Really? I used to look forward to that day all year. It was always so much fun.

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    1. Not all of them, but a good portion do. Kids, in general, don't play like they used to.

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  9. Dear Ericka, Blogger has still not enabled your GFC button, so I still can't get to your blog easily. Apologies. Seems like technology is making everyone's life harder as opposed to easier these days. #PrintersAndGFCWorkingTogetherToMakeLifeHarder

    Dear Ericka, I can't believe I made it all the way through the A to Z without knowing you were a teacher or a guidance counselor. Or someone who worked at a high school with youth. My respect for you is boundless. #TeenageApocalypse

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    1. Dear Robin,

      Hmmm... I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. Now that school is almost over, I'll have more time to research and investigate. Yes, I am an educator. I am a speech pathologist and I work in an elementary school. Thank you for your kind words. Have a good one!

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