Tales from the Office: Appropriate Response Edition
Officemate: No, but that's the thing. They just have to know that they can all fail my class for all I care.
Drek: Well, I understand what you're saying, but there are some students here that actually care and want to do the work. You want to make sure you don't give them up too.
Officemate: Drek- I don't think any of them want to do the work.
Drek: True enough. Still, some of them are very willing and want to learn so don't be too hard on them.
Officemate: Wow, you're being awfully upbeat about students lately. You're normally much more negative about them.
Drek: Eh. I have a really good class this semester. They're pretty hard workers and a lot of them are getting it. I actually just really like my kids right now.
Drek: Well, except for Janet. She should fall in a well and die.
Officemate: I was gonna say, I've heard you talking about her...