Student: Miss, will you help me with this? (hands me a Police Cadet application, points to the ‘Your Strengths’ section)
Student: I don’t know what to put here…
Me: Well, you have good people skills, have a good work ethic… what else are your strengths?
Student: Um, I don’t have as bad anger problems anymore…
Me: OK, let’s make it sound like you don’t have anger problems, k?
Me: What about, ‘Calm under pressure’?
<We fill out the rest of his application, and at the end I picked up papers from the printer…>
Me: (kind of yelling, slammed papers on the table) WHAT THE HECK?! THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!
Student: (Starring, stunned for a moment)
Me (still kind of yelling): Ugh!! Everything printed “Landscape” instead of “Portrait” and so took up twice as much paper. I HATE THIS COMPUTER!
Student: (Now trying to smother laughter)
Me (with a quirked brow): Yeah, I don’t have anger problems, either!