I went out to my car today, about an hour after arriving home from a spectacularly exhausting 9-5 brunch shift. I opened my trunk, and my briefcase with all my papers to grade was gone! My mind raced. Where could I have left it? Is it on the baseball field? In my office? In the locker room? Then I became relieved. No grading tonight and no guilt, since I can't grade! Woo-hoo! Goodbye, "Identify an example of soliloquy from Romeo and Juliet" and hello, The West Wing and Family Guy!
I slammed the trunk and started bounding inside, when I caught something in the corner of my eye in my backset. It was my briefcase, bulging with papers, behind the passenger seat of my car. I hadn't forgotten or misplaced it, after all.
Oh well. I had lost the game. I grabbed the briefcase, headed in, and proceeded to grade several stacks of Romeo and Juliet tests and House on Mango Street pastiches. At least the latter are pretty good.
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