The Nun and the Integer

At our school, a students 2nd semester grade is a concoction of their 3rd qtr, 4th qtr, and Final Exam grades weighted 40, 40, 20 respectively.  Pretty straightforward I thought.

Sister : IT Guy, I can’t change my weighting.
IT Guy: Did you click the “Change” button?
Sister: No, should I try it?
IT Guy: yep, let’s give it a go
Sister: It didn’t work
IT Guy: What do you mean it didn’t work?  Was there an error message?
Sister: Yeah, do you want me to read it?
IT Guy: No, thanks……I can see it through the phone
Sister: Oh, ok………………….it says “invalid, expected integer”
IT Guy: Did you put a number in the box?
Sister: Yep!
IT Guy: I think I’ll come down for this one

IT Guy: Well Sister, here is the problem.  It turns out ” 1  100.00.00″ is not an integer.  In fact no number known to man starts with a space, has intermittent spaces through out and has 2 decimal points.  Why is you final exam worth  1  100.00.00 when everyone else’s is worth 20%

Sister: Oh, I see……how did I do that?
IT Guy: I don’t know, Sister.  It’s truly a mystery.

Do you know this kid’s grade?

Office Worker: Do you know if this kid’s grade is right?
IT Guy: How would I know his grade?  I am not his teacher

Office Worker: Just tell me his grade
IT Guy: How the hell would I know his grade? 

Office Worker: Well you do the grades don’t you.
IT Guy: Yes, I do.  What I don’t do is memorize the 6,300 grades that pass through my computer.  I understand you are very impressed with my ability to sort things in Excel but that does not make me the freaking Rain Man

Office Worker: So how do I find his grade if you don’t know it?
IT Guy: ASK HIS TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!

Office Worker: Fine, I’ll try it.

“MY” Gradebook

Teacher: IT Guy, my grade verifcation sheet has different grades the what are in my gradebook

IT Guy: How is that possible?  Those grades come from your online gradebook

Teacher: Must be some magic

IT Guy: Yeah, that’s it.  Magic……let’s pull it up and check

Teacher: Ok

IT Guy: Which grade is dfferent?

Teacher: This kid has an “A” in my book

IT Guy:It says “B” in your online grabebook

Teacher: Not in mine

IT Guy: THIS IS YOURS’!

Teacher: Not on my computer

IT Guy: ITS THE SAME BOOK, it is web based software

Teacher: Yeah, but mine is different

IT Guy: THERE IS ONLY ONE!  I AM LOGGING INTO YOURS

Teacher: But it is different……..

IT Guy: Why are you not understanding this???  There is only one online gradebook and this is it

Teacher: Let me get out my book and show you

IT Guy:What does your paper gradebook have to do with this?

Teacher:I I’ll show you I have an A

IT Guy: Your paper gradebook is in no way WHATSOEVER linked to the internet, your online grading program and perhaps your brain.

Teacher: But I have an A

IT Guy: This is the dumbest converstation I have ever had.