Today was an annoying day. First I took my mom to the psychiatrist, an exercise in futility since she can neither hear nor understand, even if she does hear. The psychiatrist didn't arrive for about 45 minutes, so we sat in the car and then outside, with mom in danger of toppling from the stone bench onto the ground, as she threatened to fall asleep. We spent only about 20 minutes with him, because what is there to say? He sent a nurse to check things out at her house last month, and determined she was getting excellent care and doing as well as possible.
Then I went to class, only to find that my best student from this summer was missing again. He hasn't dropped, and I haven't heard from him. He wasn't absent once the whole summer session.
The second class was even worse. Many people were absent. I didn't check to see if they had dropped. I haven't heard from them, as far as I know. The people who were there walked in and out and were generally very rude. I figure that not knowing how to write their draft will be the punishment they will receive from this, but most likely it will be my punishment, since I will have to teach each one individually what I delivered today in class.