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Daily Archives: May 7th, 2008

They say the first step to recovery is admitting your addiction.

I’m addicted to Chuzzle.  I can’t quit them little fuzz balls.


One of the crabby teachers who complained about the coffee mug last week came up to me in the office this morning.

“This mug you gave me leaks.”

“Really, I’m sorry.”  I replied.  “Let me get you another one.”  This is the lady who told me she already had enough coffee mugs and asked why I thought she needed another.  I see you’re using the new mug…

“See, right here at the bottom, there’s water coming out of the bottom right here.”

Hey, I told her I’d get another one.  She isn’t going to be happy though until she gets all she can out of this.  I look at where she’s pointing.  Sure enough there’s a small rivulet of water on the bottom of the cup.

Wait a minute.

What’s that smell?

“Judy, is that coffee in your mug?”

“Yes, why?”

“You’ve found the Holy Grail!!!!!!”

“What are you talking about?”

“That has to have been Jesus’s cup.  It’s turning coffee into water!”

She gave me that teacher look and asked what I was talking about.

“Your mug full of coffee is leaking clear water?  Its a miracle!”

She gave me a blank stare for about 15 seconds and then just walked off…

At work our servers crashed.  And then they were running again.  And then they crashed.  And then they were running again.  And then they crashed.  And then they were running again.  All within about 2 hours.

During this last cycle one email made it through.  From our site tech:

The server is full.  97% of the hard drives are being used for email.  Begin deleting old emails immediately.

And then they crashed again.  And stayed down for a while.

I received a phone call from the site tech.  He asked me to check the email of one of the teachers in my unit.  I went to her room and asked her to open her email program so I could look at her files.  She told me it was open, so I sat down at her desk. 

Now, I know some of you are going to think I’m exaggerating but…

She had every email that she has received and every email she has sent since 2001.  Over 18,000 emails.  Over 5,000 of them HAVE NEVER BEEN OPENED!

I asked her why she didn’t delete emails.  Her reply?   “You never know when you might need proof somebody said something.”

Why are there so many unopened?  “They’re not from anybody important.”

I wanted to ask her if she got her degree from a cereal box.

She told me she’d start deleting them after school.  About 45 minutes after the last bell I stopped by her room.

She was printing off each email for her files.

Maybe it wasn’t a cereal box.  Probably Cracker Jacks…