amongmycabbages: (phoq elder adrian)
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Greetings all,

I've had some matters come up outside of school that require my urgent attention.  I'll be out at least tomorrow, and possibly the rest of the week as well; we'll see what happens after that.

World Civ crew: you're working on your diary projects, so keep on.  The rest of you: I've filed lesson plans, so do what the substitute says.  I expect to hear reports of scintillating brilliance when I return.

If you need me, please get in touch-- you all have my contact info-- but I can't promise to be able to reply as quickly as I usually do.  My apologies for that.


A. Veidt (Elder)

UPDATE: Yes, I'll be out until Monday morning.  See you then.

Private to Adrian: If you need anything at all, call me; you're always at the top of the list

((Veidt's typist is back from traveling-- this is most definitely an in-universe event. Future developments will be posted, but don't hesitate to contact him as needed.))


Date: 2010-07-30 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

you are not making this any easier. <3


Date: 2010-07-30 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Veidt says that would make things unspeakably complicated.

Date: 2010-08-01 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Was informed this morning that I'll be substituting your class today. Trust you have no objections, but if you would rather subsequent days be handed off to another teacher, it can be arranged. Have my contact information and email; please forward any additional lesson plan(s) to me when you're able.

PS. ...What to turtles eat, exactly? How often are they to be fed?


((I'm slowly working on editing this as we go. Slowly being the keyword.))

Date: 2010-08-01 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[Message left on Kovy's voicemail.]

Mr. K, thank you for stepping up. [Veidt's tone is slightly subdued, but warm.] Your assistance is much appreciated, and I know my classroom will be...well-regulated in my absence. [A note of hesitation, then Veidt plows on.] If you would rather tag-team with someone else, I understand-- I hope to be back before the end of the week in any event. Regardless, I look forward to fielding some...interesting philosophical questions when I return.

Ah, the turtles. Thank you ever so much. It's very simple, really. [Veidt's tone turns brisk, and what follows is actually a quite detailed set of instructions involving various salad containers both in Veidt's classroom and the teacher's lounge fridge.] ...And on Friday, if I'm not back, please give Plotinus an extra sprinkle of the calcium supplement. Oh, and one more thing. If you should feel so inspired [Veidt sounds slightly dubious about this], they also enjoy grazing in the flowerbed next to the cafeteria patio-- just, if you do that, for God's sake make sure that Plotinus's GPS tracker is firmly attached, or I cannot take responsibility for the panic and mayhem that may ensue.

Again, many thanks, and consider me in your debt.



Date: 2010-09-08 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[Email in Kovy's inbox]

Mr. K,

Thanks again for your assistance, especially since I was out longer than intended. I'll be back on Monday and will catch up with you then.

I hope my classes weren't too trying, and if you should need me to substitute for you in the future, I'm more than happy to.

(How are the chelonians?)


A. Veidt, Elder

Re: Update

Date: 2010-09-08 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[After having to look up what the word 'chelonians' means in the dictionary, not that Kovacs will ever admit it, he sends Veidt a reply email...]

Mr. Veidt,
The students have been moderately well behaved. All papers were turned in on time, if with some prompting. I'll leave grading the essays to you. Students expected to watch films for the duration of your absence. Didn't expect you or I to be so fastidious in lesson planning. I gather the general consensus is that they all eagerly await your return. Take your time, whatever the circumstances of your absence may be.

[He enjoys a wry smile as he types this-- to his surprise, he is enjoying teaching Veidt's class.]

(Tortoises are fine but prove to be more tiresome than the students. Have submitted to giving basic care to them. You can spoil them on your own time and patience.)

Walter Kovacs

Re: Update

Date: 2010-09-10 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mr. Kovacs,

I'm glad to hear it, and even more glad that we were jointly able to subvert the common misconceptions surrounding substitute teaching. Keeping them off-balance is essential, after all.

(That's good, and yes, I know, I know, they're irascible little beasts-- like we need more of those around here. Thanks for looking after them.)


A. Veidt, Elder

Re: Update

Date: 2010-09-10 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[Kovacs grumbles something unintelligible, a direct equivalent of an eye roll. 'Subvert the common misconceptions surrounding substitute teaching.' Seriously. He considers the courtesy of replying, but he has nothing to say, so he simply signs off and lets Dan have his laptop back.]


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