Today needs to be over. Like, three hours ago.
During my first class, my students told me they didn’t have their books. I made them check their backpacks in front of me, just to be sure. Frustrated, I had to come up with a new lesson in about five minutes. We ended up just doing a lot of spelling and pronunciation. Then, when the bell rang, both my students called out “Teacher!” and pulled their books from their lunch bags. Holy hell. I was seething.
My other classes were good. Even days are light for me. I had my break at 6, so I went to my favorite cafe to get the toffee nut latte I had been craving all day. I ordered, paid. While I was waiting for the barista to make my drink, I noticed my receipt said “cafe latte” instead of “toffee latte.” I brought it up and tried to explain in pantomime and my extremely limited Korean, but she just looked at me like I had six heads. So I got a big steaming cup of not what I wanted.
Back at work, the head teacher finally told me when winter break would be – from December 30 to January 3. Too bad it’s too late for me to book anything at a reasonable price. Thanks so much for such exceptional planning.
Then, as I was eating my dinner (a reasonably portioned Tupperware of pasta and sauce), my boss came over to me and said “too much food for you!” Way to make me feel awesome.
I just want to be in my apartment, under the covers, with a giant tub of ice cream.