Electronic grade book problems at school helped me to feel my age last week.
A teacher sent out an email message to our entire staff asking if anyone else got an error message when they were on the computer grade book. She was apparently trying to enter grades and got a message like: error x9t41qr.
One of the funniest guys on staff replied to all, "Well, I guess as long as you don't get the TILT message..."
The drama teacher responds, "Oh Tom, you're so funny!" I love when the emails get to flying to the entire staff and everyone is getting a good chuckle out of it. (It usually involves the journalism teacher and a math teacher who happen to be husband and wife. He always tries to get the best of her, and she can hold her own quite well!)
And then IT came... a young math teacher sent a follow up message. "I don't get it. What does TILT mean?" And then about 5 other messages came in with others saying, "Thank goodness you asked. I didn't have any idea and didn't want to look stupid."
There it was! A whole generation of people who didn't know about pinball machines giving you the TILT message if you got a little carried away and rocked the machine. *sigh*
The really sad thing--neither of our principals had heard of TILT either.
How many of us knew about TILT? Maybe about 8 or 9 out of 37.
I work with a bunch of babies... *sigh* *double sigh* *triple sigh*
I need a nap.
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