The Local Bar An Office Option for the Adjunct

by Matthew Henry Hall Beyond having to pay for drinks, the biggest problem with doing one’s grading at a bar is maintaining proper focus. At a lively bar, overly-libated patrons bustle and bluster about, bumping into you, or worse, wanting to strike up a conversation. “I used to write poetry!” His collar looks like a mobius strip. He hovers too close, swaying, trying to read over your shoulder. “Keats! I freakin’ love Keats!” Disengage quickly, or he’ll spill his noxious beverage all over your grade-book. Choose then a not-so-lively bar—one where the patrons come to sit and slump like depressed […]
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