Comments: Limits are Not Just for Integrals

Amazing. Glad you found the limit and are sticking to it. Life is to short not to enjoy it.

Posted by vwbug at March 7, 2013 05:51 AM

I am a big fan of "Say yes when you mean yes, say no when you mean no".....at a certain point, one's saturation level becomes full. My husband and I volunteer with an organization that hosts a large bowling tournament in a couple weeks. We set up and run a raffle with 300 prizes. I told him that I need help climbing in bleachers and setting up the prizes.....we shall see if I get that help because if I don't, the line has been drawn....momma will not be climbing bleachers next year....we shall see.

Posted by Trudy at March 7, 2013 06:58 AM

I'm so sorry about your encounters with the academic industry. As a maths teacher (and type A planner/perfectionist), I'd like to report that there is a tiny minority of us that DO meet deadlines and DO think in a linear fashion. (Of course, the fact that I'm calling it a tiny minority speaks volumes, doesn't it!)

I've figured out a general rule of thumb: When encountering this sort of idiocy and suggesting alternate ideas to make things better, the response is basically, "But that would make sense, which is why we won't do it here!"

Posted by rae at March 7, 2013 07:44 AM

Rae- The key here is that you work in the MATH department. I'm doing this for an art department. We just won't even expand on that...

Posted by Bou at March 7, 2013 09:19 AM

Heh ... Our youngest (Stickman) is turning 25 on Friday while his next older sister (Merry) is turning 28 the same day.

Yeah, THAT was interesting 25 years ago.

Posted by The Thomas at March 7, 2013 03:28 PM

I have more respect for those that know their limits and set boundaries for what they will and will not do than for those who can't say no to anything and then end up so overextended that nothing gets done the way it should. I have a SIL that fits very well in the second category.

Posted by diamond dave at March 7, 2013 05:52 PM

I need you to do the seating chart at my next faculty meeting. Just leave my grade level alone...we sit in the back, behind the potted plants, and make comments about everyone else. So, I guess, never mind...we've done our own seating chart!

Posted by Mrs. Who at March 9, 2013 11:05 AM