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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Monday, GN!

If the new sofa that thread GIF kitteh is “training” for is a cabbage rose couch, I fully support teh cat. 👿

Sven
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Sven

Happy get back to work day or otherwise known as Monday. Hi, Fatwa.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

It’s another Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

I’ve got the feeling that today is going to be a long Monday. Here’s hoping y’alls is better.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Heya, Sven and Paddy!

Hope the “long Monday” prognostication turns out to be incorrect.

Here’s yet another example of why trigger discipline is important (NSFW -- language and stupidity):

Sven
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Sven

The high school that I go by on my way to work really ties traffic up, so I went to their website to see when the school year ends. They had this note on their school calendar which I found hilarious: “Please notice that we no longer have 14 early dismissal Tuesdays. They have been replaced by 35 late start Wednesdays so teachers have a consistent time to meet to reach our WASC and LCAP goals.” 34 late start days -- sheesh. So I used to be able to go home early like every other Tuesday, but now I get… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Reduce the number of instructional minutes so teachers have more time to meet to go through some departmental circle-jerk to meet the deficiencies identified by the accrediting team.

That sounds about right.

Sven
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Sven

I thought maybe there was some reasonable explanation, Paddy, but I guess not, eh? It’s been 40 odd years since I was in high school, but I don’t recall any regularly shortened days at all, much less 14 replaced by 34 late days.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

When I was at the brick and mortar school, every other week we had a late start -- ostensibly for department meetings to work on department goals, create useless paperwork, etc.

Sven
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Sven

So the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be going to the White House. Wow, I bet that will help NFL ratings next season.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

I’m sure PDT is heart-broken over this (but the media will frame it as yet another referendum on the horrors of the Trump presidency).