Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The More Things Change

To the litany of
my dog ate my homework
or (more wrenching)
my dog died
(correlation, not causation, mind you)

and (mundanely)
I left it in the car
or at home

or just
it didn't save

even
I’ve been really busy
meaning
I ran out of time
asking truly
why are you wasting my time

please add
I forgot to click submit.

8 comments:

  1. I'd like to say
    my dog
    did my homework
    with Google as his sidekick
    and if the information is wrong,
    I blame the dog
    who surely
    blames Google
    who blames the world
    for misinformation.
    Needless to say,
    I no longer stand by
    anything I wrote.

    --Kevin

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  2. Modern woes! I remember listening to a student in one of my university classes explaining that he'd slipped his paper under the TA's door after hours. I remember thinking "You didn't make a copy?" It was the olden days, before computers.

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  3. Excuses, excuses, they never change. They only adapt to the current conditions. A fun read today!

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  4. Enjoyed. As technology changes so do the excuses to fit in with modern times. Who knows what take on old excuses will come about in the next 10 years.

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  5. Enjoyed. As technology changes so do the excuses to fit in with modern times. Who knows what take on old excuses will come about in the next 10 years.

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  6. It's interesting how to the excuses change over time.

    BTW: Thanks for including the meatloaf photo. You reminded me that I have to prep my dinner sooner rather than later.

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  7. Ha! The times, they are a-changin'...

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  8. This reminded of a number of excuses I heard from graduate students last year when I taught a policy class for the university, this despite having a syllabus provided with due dates written down from the first day of class. Your poem is a reminder of the importance of humor in managing exasperation!

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