I have a whole series of coming entries where a person that struggles to turn on their computer will suggest that “the computer should be able to do that”. Here is the first entry:
Secretary: I need to create a report from our school database to automatically create subs for teachers that are out sickIT Guy: Sorry, our program can not do that
Secretary: Why not?IT Guy: What do you mean……why not? It wasn’t built that way Secretary: What if I give you this spreadsheet I printed out IT Guy: Oh, that will help. Let me jam it into the CD ROM ………hit the eat button…….. and now the computer is digesting the paper………processing……and there we go………we now have a sub scheduling program. Secretary: You are an ass. IT Guy: Yep
Student submitted Story: After moving to a new school my freshman year of high school, I had the privilege to endure a brand new teacher’s first attempt at social studies. First order of business, she proceeded to inform the class about Canada’s national capitol Toronto. Apparently, I was the only one in the class smart enough to explain she was wrong, the national capitol was in fact Ottawa. We argued for close to 20 minutes over, what I thought, was a well known fact. Finally, exasperated, I pulled out the social studies textbook and showed her where it says the national capitol is Ottawa and Toronto is the capitol of Ontario. She saved face by saying that was “stupid”. I thought that would be the final argument for the day but I was wrong. Promptly, she began talking about Canada’s national sport being Hockey. I sighed and again confronted her. Hockey is not our national sport, it is Lacrosse. Again, an argument ensued. I only let it go on for about 10 minutes this time, then promptly opened up old faithful textbook to reveal she was, in fact, wrong. again. Of course this time she couldn’t let me win and announced that if anyone answered on a test that Hockey was the national sport, she would mark them correct.
Here is a story that happened today during teacher checkout. In our grading system you have to name to your final exam FINAL, in all caps, for it to be recognized by the system. I don’t feel this is too much ask but apparently I am mistaken. I think it is important to note that we have had this particular grading program for 5 years now and have discussed the misnaming of the Final Exam in depth. Incredibly, it has little to no effect.
Teacher: How come my Final exams did not show up on my grade verification sheets?
IT Guy: Did you name the Final Exam column “FINAL”
Teacher: Yep, I did them all the same and it showed up on my other classes.
IT Guy: Fine, I’ll look………………here is the problem. Despite you adamently defending the fact that you put FINAL in all your columns this one clearly says EXAM. Why did you decide to do one different than the other?
Teacher: I don’t think I did. Not sure how that happened.
IT Guy: Incredible.
Teacher: Do you want me to redo it?
IT Guy: No, I want to do all your grades myself because you haven’t learned how this program works in the HALF A DECADE we have used it.
Teacher: “IT Guy, whenever I try to send an email all kinds of weird things pop-up”