IT Guy: “Did you put paper in it?”
Teacher: “Oh, no……I didn’t think of that”
IT Guy: ” Of course you didn’t…….why would you when you can run over here and tell me.
I had a teacher looking for “some computer spray” today. Can anyone guess what that is?
Teacher: Hey IT Guy, just wanted to confirm that when I put in the exam I choose “Yes”, correct?
Teacher: Why is the office closed?
IT Guy: They leave at 1:00
Teacher: But it’s only 1:30
IT Guy: What?
Teacher: It’s only 1:30……do they pack right up and leave?
IT Guy: I would…….to avoid having conversations like this.
Teacher: That’s kind of ridiculous
IT Guy: Just to confirm. It is ridiculous that you, a person who does not work in the summer, sat at home until the office was closed then came to school and expected them to be here waiting for you………or that they are not here 30 minutes after closing time?
Teacher: You are a jerk
IT Guy: I know……and you are making me regret I didn’t leave at closing time……or as you call it “early”.
One of my favorite teacher tactics is the email check. An email check is when a teacher sends me an email from there classroom and at about the same time the message arrives in my inbox the teacher arrives in my office to see if I received it. Here’s an example:
Teacher: IT Guy, did you get my email?
IT Guy: No…..wait hold on……hits Send/Receive…….yes, you just sent it. Why did you run down here?
Teacher: I wanted to see if you got it.
IT Guy: Why wouldn’t I get it?
Teacher: I wasn’t sure if I did it right.
IT Guy: What could go wrong? All you have to push is SEND. You’ve done it a thousand times.
Teacher: Yeah, I know
IT Guy: They why do you think this one will magically disappear
Teacher: I don’t know……..anyways did you read it?
IT Guy: Yep
IT Guy: I just responded as we were speaking………..did you get it?