For various boring reasons I chose to teach a once-a-week evening section of American Government this term. I avoided Wednesday or Thursday because we have some other once-a-week classes those nights, and I avoided Tuesday, because last year that was the day of nearly all my daughter’s swim meets. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are not in our course schedule blocks for fairly obvious reasons. That leaves Monday. So the class meets Monday, meaning we had the whole first week’s worth of meeting time last night before the students had the chance to do any reading for the course, and we miss the whole second week’s worth of meeting time next week because of MLK day, and it’s the third week of classes before we actually do anything in the class.
Now I find out that my daughter’s swim meets are mostly Wednesdays and Thursdays this year, and Tuesday would have worked perfectly well.
But as that’s the worst thing that’s happened to me in quite a while, I can’t really complain too much.