Thursday, November 6, 2008

Patience, Lord, Grant me Patience

I know I should show more patience, but sometimes children say the DUMBEST things. I mean there is no thought process involved before words tumble out or, even worse, this IS with thought.

Background: The school has a program called SASI. It allows students schedules and information to be looked up. That is what the administration uses to find kids. I have SASI because we have to look up so many schedules and it used to make the secretaries batty to have kids coming to them all the time looking for schedules.

I got an email this morning saying SASI is down starting at 10am. It happens sometimes, they will randomly shut it down to work on it or whatever.

Situation: Student walks into my office and says "SASI isn't working can I do downstairs and get someone to look up a schedule."

"No," I say," because SASI is down."

"Why is it down?" she says.

"I don't know, but I know it is down."

"I can't go downstairs and get them to look it up."

"No, because SASI is down."

"They don't use another program."

"No, they don't."


SIGH. It makes me want to beat my head against a wall. Oh, and I can have 50 conversations just like this one in a day. Honestly, I must cock my head to the side like a confused dog every 15 minutes.

For those of you that remember my dog, Eva. . .annoy me enough and I have quite a snarl.


  1. So funny. At least for those of us who work with very logical engineers all day.

    And I'm glad to see you figured out the NaBloPoMo icon. :)

  2. Ah. I now notice that the link doesn't work (NaBloPoMo). Hmmm. We need to set a date for me to play geek squad for you.