Thursday, April 07, 2005

On a Conversation Overheard in Class

Waiting for the professor who's a little late making it into class this morning, I overheard a student say this:
She's late. This is the first time I've made it to class on time and the professor is late. Sigh
Is this something this student should say? Doesn't the phrase contain some sort of concession that it is okay, or at least understandable to be late; how can the student articulate a sense of entitlement when she herself has not given, in the past, what the professor's entitled to? Very frustrating to hear, since I have made it into class a little late every now and again (as have my students, of course!)


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