A Post in 4 Parts (part 3)

September 3, 2009

Lloyd, School

When last we left our intrepid me, I was unceremoniously kicked out of my classroom. Feeling somewhat homeless, I contemplated moving a desk out into the hallway, but there seemed to be several drawbacks to that plan.

Two of our office staff quit recently, and so there were empty desks in the office. I worked from there during the first week of school, but they went and hired someone else. They said that it would be impolite not to give the new people desks.

Now, there are three computer labs at Lincoln Lutheran, and I could, in theory, have simply claimed one as my classroom. This seemed like a good solution except that I was, at least nominally, not teaching middle school math so that I could get more computery stuff done. It’s hard to get computery stuff done when students and teachers keep interrupting with things like classes.

So, there’s this closet in the Mac Lab. I wish I would have taken a before picture. Lauren called while I was cleaning it out and told me to take a during picture, but I had already spent a few hours working on it. I threw out a lot of computer stuff that I was saving “just in case”. And I made a couple of stacks of things that can just live out in the open for the time being.

Every shelf was stuffed with, um, stuff.

It’s not a bad closet, and when I talk to students I get to say, “I’ll be in my closet. I mean Office.”

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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15 Responses to “A Post in 4 Parts (part 3)”

  1. deanne Said on:

    I’m on the edge of my seat -- how do you make a closet into an office? Hey, wait, isn’t this a scene from Office Space?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire…


  2. Lauren Said on:

    One word, Lloyd: Loft.


  3. Beth Said on:

    And are the students already making cracks about your coming out of the closet?


  4. Brad Said on:

    In that windowless closet, no one can see what you’re doing. At last your evil plans for world domination can commence.


    • Peggy Said on:

      That sounds like alot of work….world domination…what he needs is a good secretary…who has worked in many a closet.


  5. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I think I’d dump this problem of no desk on the principal’s desk. And if he (or she) can’t solve it, he shouldn’t be the principal.


  6. Christina Said on:

    Lauren, now is you chance to use all of those “tiny house” books to make his closet seem like a full room with all the space saving things you can do.


  7. Rae Said on:

    I think you should solve two problems at one time. Buy a Tear Drop camper and park it at the school. Lloyd could have a really cool, portable office. And Lauren would have a really cool and technically superior camper!


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