Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Sob-Story

A month ago I posted my grievance over students breaking down in tears in my office in A Festival of Tears. Today one of my female senior students came into my office with tears all over her face and her eyes swollen. I was certain that the class that she is taking with me was not the cause for this emotional outbreak. I made the usual offering of the box of Kleenex. After she sobbed for a little while I tried to raise her spirits: "Now, now, grades aren't everything in life." "Oh no", she replied, "I am just so sad that you are leaving!" Then there were two of us in tears.

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