Friday, September 16, 2016


Once, when I was in a college class with a dear friend, a teacher that I hated (who obviously felt the same way about me) gave me an F+. It has been a running joke for the last 29 years.

So thing 2 came home from school and she was stomping around. I made the mistake of asking why.

You want to know what I am mad about today????

Not really but since I don't see a way out of this at this point I say Yes.

My math teacher!

Thing 2 is not a math person. It's a given, we just hope to get through it. So I ask "what happened?"

Today is the last day before progress reports come out!!!!!!!!!!

All the exclamation points are to emphasize to you how mad she is.  

And she won't round up my grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is really mad. Nothing good can come from this, but I ask anyway...."Round up to what?"

I HAVE A 59.48% AND IF SHE JUST GAVE ME THAT EXTRA .02% I WOULD HAVE A "D" INSTEAD OF AN "F" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Because a rounded up "D" is so much better? Jesus, Mary, and Joseph give me strength.


  1. I had a college professor fail me on a history test, that I should have had an A, because he didn't like my attitude. I told him my attitude wasn't gradable, and unless he modified my test score to reflect the correctness of the questions, I would be seeing him in the Dean's Office. I actually had to take him in front of the Dean to get my 100%.

    Tell her to go talk to the teacher - the answer is always NO if you don't ask the question.

    Ask for an extra point question - or better yet have the teacher explain how to arrive to the correct answers for those questions missed.

    1. Part of the problem she is having is that the teacher is pretty unavailable and she always needs extra help in math. We have a few things we are working through to keep her on track.