A GENERAL QUESTION
Is this only my bad luck, or is it a trend — new professors, graduate students somewhere last year, who (a) refuse to write their own grant applications because that is “administration,” (b) have, however, big ideas for administrative and service projects in related to their fields that they think I should undertake so that they can have a small role in these, and (c) desire ardently to supervise the teaching of other staff, despite not being trained in pedagogy themselves?
I am talking about the Blackguard, yes, but I am talking about others, too, who seem to think that now that they are a professor they are a sort of super-T.A.
“MY PENIS HURTS, SO I CANNOT BEHAVE”
The Blackguard, of course, considers himself both super-T.A. and also captain general. He has no transportation, and believes we should be his taxi drivers. Last Thursday when I finally called him on his lies and manipulations, his excuse was — I am not kidding — that his dick has been hurting for months. We must understand that the owner of such a painful dick cannot possibly behave decently. Since then I find him revolting. I want him to stay at least several yards away from me. We will see how this works out when we have to eat together as a department or sub department for any reason.
“I KNOW YOU ARE GLAD TO HAVE CAUGHT A FISH AS LARGE AS MYSELF”
This Blackguard, who is younger than I am but looks older, keeps telling me and others how good looking he is. I think someone else agrees with that and has fallen prey to the Blackguard’s machinations for this reason. Said person is not pleased with the results. But I have just realized that this Blackguard may believe we all sigh for him. Perhaps he is trying to use these putative crushes to manipulate us all. Perhaps this is why interactions with him are all so irritating and hard to “read.” Perhaps he considers us all his abusable spouses.
“AT LEAST YOU ARE IN YOUR COUNTRY”
That Blackguard is a hypochondriac. He suffers with each fear for months, and then flies to his country which has socialized medicine to be told he does not have the disease he feared. This is one of his main excuses for poor behavior. Unlike the rest of us, he must have a doctor who speaks his mother tongue, so he must go home for medical care. Unlike the rest of us, he has a home to go to with free medical care, so he cannot afford to get whatever is wrong taken care of here — he must make it our problem.
That Blackguard is a jerk and a wimp.