I Need Fifty-Nine Drinks

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31 Responses

  1. my4kids says:

    I take it he’s not your most favorite student? 🙂
    Sorry I couldn’t resist

  2. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    Hmmm. Maybe it would help to take him bear hunting and leave him to the bears. I am sure the bears ought to be able to draw the boundaries! ….or is that sort of radical solution frowned upon in the USA?

  3. liv says:

    You know, I’m kind of thinking that you could use this perhaps alcoholic kid to your advantage… befriend him, steal his hooch and then sleep?! no? no.

  4. kimber the wolfgrrrl says:

    Insomnia sucks, but insomnia inspired by fretful thinking sucks even more.

  5. Casdok says:

    Oh dear. Yes insomnia does suck.

  6. lime says:

    yeesh, he sounds just delightful to have around. how many weeks left in the term???

    i hope you sleep soon so batshit doesn’t take you into the cave of guano with him.

  7. Her Grace says:

    I’m no help to you, except to say that Benadryl occasionally works (for the insomnia, not for the alcoholic student).

    I’m sorry. That situation sounds rough with a capital R.

  8. Franki says:

    people such as this are sleep terrorists. i wish you patience in dealing with him.

    and baited hunting is for pussies.

  9. Jazz says:

    He’s really not worth losing sleep over.

    Sit him down and tell him to back the F off.

  10. furiousBall says:

    Once again, you’re going to thank me for existing… I have this solved for you. Get a tranq dart gun. Next time this troublesome one comes around, shoot him. Then turn the gun on yourself. You’ll both rise restful and ready to face the day.

    You’re welcome.

    Seriously, this has to rank up there when I quoted Night Ranger back in the day. And by “back in the day” I mean like a few months ago.

  11. choochoo says:

    alcohol doesn’t really help me much with my insomnia. When I do fall asleep eventually, it sure does help me snore, though:D

    Oh, and my word verification is today is SXNOW… wtf? lol

  12. Maddy says:

    When sleep in missing or absent I find it’s always because my brain is in over-drive. HOpe you find cruise control soon.
    BEst wishes

  13. Theresa says:

    Whatever you do, don’t fail him or he might come back to haunt you next term…and please don’t tell me you are considering using bear-hunting tactics on the guy. 😉

  14. ana says:

    Insomnia can be a mighty pain in the ass, white you wait for something to drag him out of your class, how about that gin? It can help…it will help…

  15. frannie says:

    I wish I had some words of wisdom.

    but I don’t. sorry.

  16. CS says:

    I’ve been an insomniac for as long as I can remember. It sucls. But it doesn’t make sense to keep losing sleep over a student, no matter how pathological. Draw a line with him, and get some rest!

  17. SQT says:

    I have done the 48 hours thing with no sleep and it SUCKS! Drinking shots didn’t cut it so I ended up on medication. That sucks too.

    I wonder what would take your mind off of that student of yours? Me? I’d be fantasizing about how I could sabotage his car. Or his health. Whichever.

  18. August says:

    This is awful. Trying to deal with this kid on so little sleep will do you in.

    Hold tight, Joc. And let’s believe resolve is in the making.


  19. chelle says:

    I often wondered how a teacher/professor dealt with “those” students. I am sorry you are losing sleep over it. Egads the semester has only just begun. Hugs.

  20. Glamourpuss says:

    At the risk of teaching you to suck eggs and stating the bleedin’ obvious, I would say the following:

    As a teacher, one is principally an enabler, and good teachers care and want every student to do their best. But you can’t save anybody from themselves, and you can’t make anybody learn if they don’t want to.

    He is on his path, you are on yours, as with all encounters, you have something to teach each other, but it may not be the curriculum, and it may be a hard lesson about letting someone fail.

    As you say, all the time you try to make it right, you engage with him and unwittingly play along with his charade. Maybe you just need to stop playing, draw that line, and say, ‘Mate, you’re on your own; this is outside of my job description.’


  21. Tammie Jean says:

    Lately I’ve been almost wishing for a little insomnia so I could get some stuff done at night when there’s no one to bother me.

    But I don’t envy your situation at all – I hope you can quiet your mind and get some rest…

  22. Diana says:

    So, so sorry. Insomnia is so aggrivating, especially if it’s due to the intrusion of Someone into your peace. I wish I had something of help to add, but I don’t.

    It’s the nature of The Beast.

    (Which, by the way, is the name of an extremely strong beer that would help you gain some sleep, not that that’d be healthy.)

  23. Keshi says:

    I think Im becoming an Insomniac real fast.


  24. steve says:

    I had one of those last semester, and alcoholism was also a factor. Dang, and it’s early in the semester. Too early. If you just want to talk, let me know.

  25. Claire says:

    What Glamourpuss said.
    I’m up nights right now due to ginormous amounts of snot. eewww!
    I can’t watch those hunting shows. I’m not precisely anti-hunting, but don’t see the point of blasting something out of a tree and then thinking “wow, I’m so manly”. If you were manly you’d just fight that bear with your bare hands, ya know? douchebags…

  26. Jazz says:

    There’s something for you in at my blog…

  27. Diesel says:

    Hey Jocelyn, send me an email, wouldja? I thought I had your address, but I done lost it. I’ve got something for you to sleep on. Diesel – at – mattresspolice.com.

  28. Dorky Dad says:

    Can’t sleep? Welcome to my world. It sucks here.

    Bummer ’bout the student. Have I told you that I’m a part-time hitman?

  29. susan says:

    Sorry you have to deal with this guy. It can’t be easy. Eventually, he’ll go away and just be an tiny little blip on your otherwise spectacular life!

  30. Karen MEG says:

    Lack of sleep is rough, the couple of times I’ve experienced it was hell. Hope the situation with student gets better soon; I’m sure it’s a hazard of the job, and this is one of those cases that you’ve tried what you can. I’m also sure you’ve heard this before, but don’t let his problem become yours.

  31. Princess Pointful says:

    Do you think that they ever have an idea of what kind of an impact they have on you?
    It’s really hard being that person who cares sometimes.

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