Friday, May 10, 2019

No Negotiators


According to my counter, this is my 2600th post. I was going to celebrate my 2500th, but didn't notice until after the fact. (That post went live on December 25th.)

Video and TV production class. They produce a school-wide TV program that gets shown every couple months. They were working on segments for the next episode.

There were three groups of four in the class. Before he left, their teacher warned them to get their segments done. Deadline was looming.

Group one claimed the side room to film in. I found group two in an editing room doing nothing. Um...

Group two explained they needed the side room to film in. There was a second spot (shown above) they could use, I pointed out. They explained they had already started filming in the side room, and for continuity they needed to continue there.

This was very reasonable. (There were different props in the room as opposed to the spot pictured above.) I suggested they talk to group one and figure out a way to share it. This was something group two could not do. "No one talks to them," they explained.

Seriously? It's May. They've been in this class all year. And they don't talk to a group in the same class? Sigh. Teenagers...

So, I went to talk to group one.

When I asked them how they were doing, they informed me that they were planning what they were going to do. Planning?

Well, that made sharing the room easy. I booted group one. Group two got to work. And group one...

Group one decided to go back to their original plan, which meant they were filming outside.

(The teacher, upon his return from his meeting, explained that group one had a plan that he'd approved, but they kept trying to change it. Or something. Anyway, their dilly-dallying was well-known to him.)

24 comments:

  1. Well done on the 'no negotiations' ... and then congratulations on these zillions (not quite yet) numbers of posts - definitely worth a much larger congratulations - cheers Hilary

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    1. Someday, the kiddos will figure out they can talk for themselves ;)

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  3. I always miss milestones for my blogs, books, anything really. LOL

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  4. Can't pull too much over a teacher! I asked a teacher once how quick in a new school year she could pick the ones she would have trouble with and she said usually by the end of the first day (she taught elementary school). Fun class to have in high school! I didn't have anything like that.

    betty

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  5. Congrats on the big post! It's also nice that you had a milestone on Dec. 25th. Glad you could boot group 1 out. They need to know they are not the next Spielberg

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    1. They weren't so much booted as they went outside to "work". They need to learn to plan.

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  6. How maddening. Glad you got to the right school on time and didn't get stung by any bees! Be well, my dear.

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    1. Last week wasn't too bad, really. This week was much rougher (middle school...). Tune in next week ;)

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  7. Sounds like no one likes dealing with group one.

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  8. Wow, happy 2600!! That's a pretty cool looking video production space. Have a great weekend!

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  9. So many posts!! :D

    Yeah, it's trippy to think that by May some people are somehow 'off limits'. Maybe Group 1 is filled with intimidating kids?

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    1. Not so much intimidating. Just the kiddos that in other classes are probably the discipline issues. By this point in their schooling career, most of the others have learned to steer clear of those.

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  10. 2600 posts! Congrats!

    Doesn't surprise me the groups don't talk. Had one of my Barbarians at the optometrist the other day and he pointed out another kid across the room from his class at school. I suggested he say g'day, but he said no, they didn't talk.

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  11. Congratulations on your 2600th post! I am new to blogging and will now pay attention yo the post count!

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    1. It's not that big a deal, really. I'm sure I'll completely miss 2700.

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  12. HAHA...You said it ~ TEENAGERS~~!!!!! I just wonder if I was ever that bad as a teen. NOPE, never mind, I can stop wondering! haha...As for paying the grand at concession, it is one of those things that moms take turns at, no pay. My grand was just drawn to it and he keeps going back each time they are out there. I love it. I hated math but he loves it and that makes this nana happy. As for a glider, I have one. I lived on it last summer.

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  13. I should look up how many post I done. Been blogging a long time.
    Coffee is on

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  14. 2,600 is a huge number. My first post was Oct 11, 2010. If I posted once a day EVERY DAY, I would just barely be over that number. That is a lot of posts.

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    1. I guess those extra three years I've been blogging made a difference. (I started sometime in 2007.)

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  15. Great news Dilly Dallying doesn't go unnoticed and neither does your Blogging Anniversary. Mega well done & congratulations!
    Wren x

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