Note to self, as I sit in the empty classroom:
Always, but ALWAYS, check your email before you venture out in chilly 55 degree* moderate rain (heavy for California) on a highway that is nothing but red the whole way, taking 45 minutes, triple your daytime commute and ten minutes longer than your usual evening commute. Then you would have seen the professor’s notice that she and fifteen of your classmates (out of forty) were down with a nasty virus. With my luck, I’ll get it and be forced to miss NEXT week’s class, when we are supposed to do an important** in-class assignment that we were going to do this week before everyone got sick.
*Stop snickering, all you New Yorkers, Bostonians and Michiganders. You know who you are. Yes, I’m a wimp. What can I say, I grew up i n Florida.</>
**I keep telling myself that this is a class I am taking for my own edification and that it doesn’t matter what grade I get, but I can no more ignore my grades than I can hold back the tides.