Teachers are people too

I'll be honest, I was a little bitter about the fact that we are required to take two writing classes. We don't have to take two of any other prerequisite, why is this so special?

While I definitely know the answer to that question, I was still annoyed. So when registration came about I set out on a mission to find the best/easiest upper-level english class.

Success. English 313: Expository writing for elementary education.

My professor is adorable. She loves to tell us all about her grandkids and she gives us regular updates on the Martha Stewart bake off. Everyone is required to do a presentation, and on your day you bring treats. On days when there isn't a presentation scheduled, our professor fills in on the food. Today it was cake balls. I was told they were delicious. She even brings the recipes, and at the bottom she writes things like "prepare for quick consumption!" She is probably the most understanding professor I have, she is so patient with everyone.

We are currently working on our research papers, and to help us out she canceled class on Monday and set up times for individual conferences in her office. But, come Monday morning, she sent out an email saying that something had come up and she wouldn't be able to make it.

When we got to class today she stood for a minute and then, after taking a deep breath, she confessed. 

"You guys, I am so sorry about Monday, and I don't even have a good excuse. I was just so tired, and I wasn't having a very good day, and it was raining and I couldn't find a parking spot. So I thought, 'you know, they are college students, I bet the understand.' And so I went home."

I honestly have never felt as close to a professor as I did right then.

You mean to say that you canceled an entire day of meetings simply because you weren't feeling it? You are my hero. 

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