Current Scenario: Am teaching a poetry workshop. 1 student (out of 20) has some misplaced hostility toward me. Just received a poem from said student (for peer workshop!) that seems clearly to be addressed to me. It is angry, profane, and really quite funny in its complete lack of aesthetic appeal. The worst insult Student can seem to come up with is that I have a “gay ass personality.”
How are your ass personalities feeling today?
Mine was feeling kind of sad and maybe a little flabby, but now it’s just confused.
I’d love to, but I’m not sure if I’d be breaking confidentiality rules (especially since there’s a 1% chance that this is about someone other than me).
On the other hand, Student did send this poem out into her own little public forum. Student is such a charmer.
My ass personality is really hurting (calcified tendonitis in both hips that’s flaring up. Um, only in one hip at the moment, though. Which is still painful and annoying, but not as painful and annoying as in both hips at the same time. But I digress…)
Apologies; I was unclear. When I mentioned a public forum, I meant my class.
However, to paraphrase without quoting extensively:
The title has zipped-mouth emoticons in it;
Student says my accomplishments are a byproduct of eating (“pure digested food”);
Student wishes I would be shot, fall into a hole, decompose, and become deceased (in that order);
and I should kill myself for the good of the human race.
Oh, and nobody likes me.
I’m sensing transference, given that she’s hated me from the first day of class, I honestly haven’t done anything to her, and she refuses to drop the class. sigh