I will have taught at the University of Tampa for five years at the end of this semester. During that time I’ve cancelled classes for conferences, which I usually know about well in advance. I also cancelled classes once when my brother Mark died. But I’ve never cancelled a class because I was sick or had some other minor issue. Well, it finally happened. On my way in to teach one morning I hit something in the road and it literally blew out my tire:
Even with a blown tire I thought I’d have enough time to get to class. But, alas, my spare tire was flat, which I found out after I put it on. I ended up cancelling two classes that morning while I went to the auto shop to get my tire replaced. Ugh!