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No More, “I’m Late!”

by Jennifer Stripe Portillo

One morning a few months back, I stopped by the office of one of the department chairs at my institution.  She and I had been trying to connect all week to discuss a student matter and just kept missing one another.  I got lucky on this day—a Friday at just after 9:00 am—finding her at her desk deeply engrossed in a stack of paperwork.  We exchanged pleasantries and jumped right into conversation about the student issue.

As our interaction came to a close, I said something like, “I’m sorry it took me so long to get back to you—I have been running behind all week.  And Fridays are my mornings to drop my son off at daycare, so I always get to work late.”  She stopped short and said, Continue reading No More, “I’m Late!”