Tuesday, November 07, 2006

To the Whiney Man Who Is In My Government Class:

I realize you have been through a very difficult time. Losing your wife to cancer had to be devastating. For this, my heart goes out to you. If ever you want to talk about this, I am all ears. You have my complete sympathy.

However, should you ever comment about my grades again, I may have to, in all reality, take you down and slug the living daylights out of you.

It is quite possible your job keeps you so busy you can't find the time to study. I am sure taking 6 credit hours is draining for a single man whose children are grown. There are probably many extenuating circumstances of which I am unaware that prevent you from doing what is required.

But, please, please do not make comments that make it sound as though I am a lady of leisure who can pull off an "A" with the flick of my wrist. Do not make it seem as though you could do better if you had "the time" I do. I will pretend your attitude does not insinuate that because I do not have a "job" I have an abundance of free time to dedicate to my studies. For you are, in fact, ignorant of my schedule and know nothing of my life. It is that, and only that, that keeps me from tearing your arm from your body and beating your balding head with it.

I will not mention that I often get up at 5:30 a.m. to have quiet time to study. I will not tell you I did 10 loads of laundry on Saturday. Nor will I bore you with the details of the three and a half hours I did find between watching soaps and eating bon-bons to study for the test of which you speak.

I got a 94. And I worked for every friggin' point. Do NOT make light of that.

Next time you feel so inclined to comment on my grade, a simple "Good Job" will suffice. If you know what's good for you, you should probably include a superficial compliment or ask me if I've lost weight. Until then, I must seriously consider moving to a desk across the room from you and away from your whiney attitude.



Anonymous said...

PS - To Mr Annoying Our Supermom - You will find the time to do what you WANT to do. Grow.Up.

Love and hugs, Tess

Salix Tree said...

I just had to comment! Great post!
I think of the things I do (washing dishes, laundry, hoovering, etc) as "invisible" work. No-one sees me doing this work, and the house looks the same each day. Plus I freelance doing artwork, inbetween the invisible work. It's a bit frustrating when someone thinks I have so much time on my hands. Your post made my day!

novaks8 said...


At least my husband's job has a beginning and end every day!

Mine never ever stops.

The kids often wake me up from a deep sleep to do this or that...they NEVER wake daddy!

Kyle said...

(I wanted to post some smart-aleck comment about only getting a 94 - but I can you cracking your knuckles...)

Wow - great post. I love it when you're in a mood like this.

By the way, I like your hair like that. And have you lost weight again? Wow.

Anonymous said...

great job on the A!! I know it isn't easy. Back in school myself.

Finelly said...

Yes, good job DH. I'm proud of your A and your composure with this imbecile.
However, next time, do not restrain yourself. Go ahead and give him the what for. I can't like people who think that SAHM's have all this free time to just sit around or in your case, study. Do these people think the house and laundry are self cleaning? And the kids, do they take care of themselves? I think not.

And what novaks8 said, so true!

thebarefootpoet said...

"There's a left, and another left! Oooooh, an uppercut! I thought that was illegal! Wait, yes, yes, she has torn off his arm and, is she, she is bludgeoning his balding head! Oh the humanity!"

I always thought being ringside would be cool! You're the best!

Bttrfly1976 said...

Congrats Supermom! Just remember that his reaction has little to do with what he actually feels about your lifestyle and much to do with his disappiontment in himself. Most cracks at other people are just our lame attempt to somehow make ourselves feel better.

Kelli said...

Make him a really pretty bow. Maybe he has a grandaughter who could use some pretty :)

The best revenge? Sweetness and light.

(while growling and simmering inside)

Michelle said...

Preach it, sista!

I mean - really.

And BRAVO on the 94! Thas got to feel good not matter what!

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Ugh. The NERVE.

Anonymous said...


Some people just don't get the whole SAHM thing, do they?

The nerve.

Domestic Goddess said...

I think you should have a few bon bons at the ready. If he makes another whiney comment, just chuck them at him!

Good job on the test!

Daddyman said...

If you want I will send you some digital pictures of how to do one punch take downs?!

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!!

yerdoingitwrong said...

YAY Supermom!! You tell him.

Anita said...

5:30 AM! Geez, I'm sometimes still up then, but definitely not waking up that early.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Just visited you for the first time and you are great. School and kids is v. hardwork-probably more than he's ever done in his life! As much as they say were equal, they don't like it when we're better!!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Perhaps this man should take a course in Psychology and do some self-analysis. I graduated May of 2005 after returning to college at the age of 49. Yes, I am a stay at home mom, but you must live in a cave to not know that this, too, is a full time job! I had to schedule time to study, no different from my fellow-classmates who were paid for their jobs. When you are a SAHM....your volunteer comittments remain, your family still counts on you.....and there is no one to call in to and request vacation time....to prepare for an exam. The short of it.....GREAT JOB! WAY TO GO! YOU GO GIRL!!!


Antique Mommy said...

As one of those older curve-busting professional students, I well remember that there is always someone in the classroom who cannot wait to diminish your success. And those people are sad and pathetic. Congratulations to you on your fanatstic grade.

When I was in school and doing well, my (former) MIL went to great pains to tell me how they were watering down the grades these days, how they give everyone A's these days, unlike when she was in school. I suppose that made her feel better about herself somehow.

HeartsDesire said...

I guess his poor wife, God rest her soul, never clued him in.

Great job on the A!

theresa said...

I'm so proud of you that you are doing so well! (I stop by to read your blog once in awhile).