Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shoplifting Seagull

Here's a video of a shoplifting seagull that Scarlet Lily sent me:

A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop. The seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn't looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a
snack-size bag of cheese Doritos. Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds. The seagull's shoplifting started early this month when he first swooped into the store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips. Since then, he's become a regular.
He always takes the same type of chips.

Customers have begun paying for the seagull's stolen bags of chips because they think it's so funny.

Promise I'll tell all about the fun weekend with my sisters and brother soon. I'm swamped this week with grading I just haven't quite done. We also have five-week reports due (even though it hasn't been five weeks). They have this giant list of comments to choose from and you just put in the number of the comment, e.g. 208 "Needs to participate more in class", 147 "Not working to potential", etc. If I could, I would publish a new, improved, realistic set of comments, but I don't want to get myself in trouble, as some are not as mundane as "He's doing fine" or "Your kid's awesome".

1 comment:

jules said...

And I worked so hard and long making up that list of comments for the faculty....

Ha! Just joking!

Here's a tip from your "professional partner":

1. print the list
2. pick out three colored highlighters (different colors)
3. Highlight five "you rule" comments in color one
4. Highlight five "you aren't so bad but you could do better" in color two
5. Highight five "are you kiddin' me" in color three

You'll most likely use only those for the rest of your career.

Remember, the comments are for all of the departments, so the sheer number is due to the fact that the phys. ed department needs one for "incomplete swim unit" and the music department needs one for "lessons". You can't just fill in one for yourself because they all have to be approved administratively. Thus, over 400 comments over the last 10 years.