The summer makes you soft. You get to a point when you expect to be able to plow through some work at the desk punctuated only by the occasional request for directions to the loo or the stapler. It’s only Tuesday, and clearly, those days are gone for the next two semesters.
I have to say though having actual questions feels pretty good. They’re also more receptive to the information right now. Everyone’s eager. Everyone has good intentions. They’re all going to do the course reserve reading. They’re all going to get their assignments done ahead of time. Heck, they’re all going to get As. The jaded attitude doesn’t come till later.
One thing I’m not looking forward to are the “Why doesn’t the library carry my textbooks?” questions.