It's final exam time and the pressure is on, which essentially means more stamped excuse notes for absences. And yeah, just as I expected that one student shamelessly went for the menstruation form trifecta. You're only allowed to use your period as an excuse to not attend class three times in one semester and she sure made good use of that. Sigh. I've gotten a lot of them, but only one student was brash enough to go for more than one.
And it's also reached fantastically hot temperatures here. It's summer. I do not enjoy summer. To be all stereotypical, I'm Canadian, I don't do heat. I love the cold (as long as it doesn't involve snow), but I can't deal with humidity. And either can Abby. She's a big fluffy cat that gets matted fur when it's too humid. But in my time in Korea, I've dealt with the heat a lot more than she has. I always leave the ac on (if it's too hot out) so my apartment stays at a comfortable temperature for her. But while she's enjoyed the cool temperatures, I've gone into my old middle school where, if we were even allowed to turn the ac on, the lowest we were allowed was 28 :/ . And only for a few hours. :/ . Schools get money if they scrimp on ac, so if you teach at that kind of school, get used to teaching and desk warming while sweating it out. At least university is different, we (me and the students) get to control the ac. But still, I hate summer.
And to balance out the disappointment: