0730 People are trickling in, adding to the "to be copied" piles, but I'm way ahead of them.
0800 Things are going surprisingly well. Copiers working well, only jamming occasionally.
0830 Damn, one copier keeps jamming for some reason, but the other one is working well. I'm still ahead of the curve.
0900 The principal asks if she needs to send out an email reminder to the faculty to only copy what's absolutely necessary for the first couple of days of school, since teachers are notorious for wanting the entire semester's worth of papers copied all at once. Nope, I say with a smile, they're doing pretty well.
1000 I call the former "copy girl" (who is young enough to be my
1100 Will these people quit adding to the pile? I mean, I've finished today's copies, but tomorrow's and Friday's could use the resources of an entire forest.
1110 Lunch time. Go away. Just because you're in Honors Band doesn't mean you get to hop in any old time and make two copies of your precious music.
1200 Wow, the day sure seems long. It's been 12:00 for what seems like hours.
1328 Geez, no wonder. The damn clock battery went dead.
1400 Giving the bad copier time-out didn't help. Call the copy repairman. Curse teachers who keep coming in with yet more copies to be made. What the hell are they teaching that requires so much of my time and energy?
1430 Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
1500 They're leaving. Good. Now I won't have to staple anyone.
1505 Eat banana. It's damn hot in this room, and of course the fan quit working two days ago.
1530 If I turn my desk around and can't see Them, do I have to acknowledge that They exist? Will mull it over tonight over a bottle of wine.
Whose idea was this, anyway?