Monday, June 07, 2010

I Am Still a Big Meanie to Students

I emailed a bunch of students on the morning of Friday, May 28 asking them a fairly simple question -- an opt-in type of question. Something along the lines of, "We're going to be getting coupons for free ice cream. If you want a coupon for free ice cream, let me know by the end of the day on Friday, June 4." So they had a week to get back to me. And it was a pretty easy question. If you have no interest in ice cream, then you could just ignore me. If you were interested (or even possibly interested) you could email me saying "Yes!" or "Maybe. What kind of ice cream?" or even "I'm not sure if I want ice cream. Is there a problem if I ask for the coupon and then don't use it."

So on Sunday I get an email from a student who is an ice cream connoisseur asking if he could get some of the ice cream. His reason for not getting back to me sooner was kind of lame (ok, very lame). He had put something off and was (needlessly) freaking out about it, so he didn't bother to respond to my question. He's one of my Twitter friends; he's had plenty of time all week to tweet.

I told him no, that it was too late, that he'd have to find someone else who was willing to share their ice cream.

In reality, I still haven't done the paperwork for the ice cream office.