When English teachers have nightmares

Last night I dreamed that Spring Semester began and when I arrived to teach my 8:30 section, it was a university auditorium classroom with 5,000 students.

“What happened to the 23-student cap in writing classes?” I asked the Writing Program Administrator in horror.

“They all have 23 students except this section. It’s just really big. No one likes to teach it,” she told me, simply.

I spent the entire dream failing to make the projector work from the media booth above the stadium seating of my enormous class.

“How will I ever grade all their papers?” I screamed in my mind.

I woke up.

I exhaled.

And today I saw Joy on my date with Dutch, which I found hilarious and highly inspiring.

It can be good to wake up.

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