You self righteous bore. How I am with you is not how I am with everyone.
Most people get way more respect from me than you do, so don't try to bring them down to your level to try and explain me.
You don't have a clue.
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien
You need to go on a sabbatical of some kind, because you obviously are depressed, bored, and demoralized about teaching. Alternatively, your classes would probably really appreciate it if you could dose up on some Prozac ASAP and stop imposing your depressed outlook on life on the rest of us. We are there to learn something. Given that you are an accomplished ceramics practitioner, it would be nice if you could expend more time and effort actually teaching us the techniques we need to learn to have any hope of getting an "A" in your class. Your attitude that you are being generous giving people a grade of 70 on any work that has a decent amount of effort put into it is quite mean and stingy. Did you not see the general yawning response of the class when you informed them about this? How do you expect people to get good grades when you can't even f***ing remember what assignments you gave us to do and you keep changing your mind about what you require? What is your problem? Do you just not care? Are you so out of touch with your students that you think it doesn't matter to us if we work our butts off only to get a mediocre grade? There is soooooo very much you could be teaching your students that you aren't. There are many talented people in your classes who manage to create amazing works in spite of your lazyness. Just imagine what they could do if you were a better teacher. Oh, and how can you possibly give your wife and son the attention they need and deserve if you're hanging around the ceramics studio for hours at night and on the weekends running your mouth to students but not helping them all that much? What's up with that? You've got "guy in mid-life crisis" written all over you. I feel very sorry for your wife, especially when you flirt with the students.... and , yeah I've noticed how you get flustered when I'm around....but it's YOU being interested in ME. It's not my problem that I have that effect on you and it's YOUR job to give me the same attention that every other student gets.
The moment you start making "positive" generalizations is the moment you open the door for traffic of the opposite nature, TypologyCentral.
@ El Guano Loco: You are annoying me. Therefore, you are annoying. Get it? I'm not sorry I hurt your precious ego. Deal with it. Learn to take some criticism both from and toward people. Stop bolstering your sense of self worth by how esteemed you once were. Those bones have deteriorated beyond the marrow and you're still trying to walk around snapping them in front of others. You're going to be seeing less and less of me as time goes on. I will be your phantom limb, tingling and weightless. You're already feeling the pain. You don't need me. You're one of the few people I know who I would suggest Ayn Rand to. Read that shit and leave me alone. :steam: