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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

April 09, 2010

Petty Theft

You know, I expected a certain amount of theft from my students. There are people who are, after all, asshats. It's one of our commonalities, across nationality, creed, color. A certain percentage of poeople make you want to beat them about the head.

Over the last 2 years, it's gotten worse... or maybe I've gotten more lax about having stuff out that can be stolen.

They stole my magic 8 ball last year. (I used to refer to magic 8 as the number of electrons in the s/p orbital combination. sigh.) This year, they stole my crystal ball (used to divine grades) and my school bell that my big sis gave me.

Now, they've taken to stealing supplies. I got a bunch of hand soap and lotion from my husband when his company was throwing stuff out. It has all disappeared. Even the soap that I had stored under the sink.

I'm thinking that this wasn't the work of students. I think it was the work of the cleaning staff.

And I cannot express how pissed off that makes me.

Petty, indeed.




Blogger cube said...

I can relate to all of your loss, but especially to your loss of the magic 8 (yes, geekishly, I can relate to the s/p orbital thingy, but that's just chemical)

I have no explanation except that most folks today are operating under less moral values than when we were growing up. I don't want to sound like an old fogey, but you just don't don't see the same kind of upbringing that you used to see.

April 09, 2010 11:21 AM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

I expect sticky fingers from kids. There's always a very small % of kids - EVERYWHERE - that steal. Think about the STOP sign in Billy Suburbia's bedroom. It's all the same.

What I don't get is ADULTS stealing the SUPPLIES that I BROUGHT IN. It's not like it's school paper towels or something that you could "justify" by saying nobody paid for it.

Grrrr. this gets my blood going.


April 09, 2010 11:50 AM  

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