This morning I got to my classroom and found the following note on my computer keyboard:
I admit, I was sort of taken aback by it. In fact, I felt a little bit offended, but I can't put my finger on exactly why. Heck, it's an atta-boy for doing what I'm supposed to be doing! (Some people got nasty-grams because they left their speakers or printers turned on, or something.)
Why does this bother me? Is it because I don't like someone coming into "my" classroom to check up on me? Honestly, I'm not sure why, but I know that getting this note definitely unsettles me.
I do know one plausible answer that is not correct: yes, I'm bothered by the fact that someone was paid to do this, and they probably got paid a lot more than the cost of a couple of watt-hours of electricity from a weekend of wasted speaker juice, but that is not why I'm so uncomfortable about finding this note this morning.