You know you are having a bad day when…

This morning I turned up to give my solid state physics lecture and I realised I was in the wrong place. I’d gone to the lecture room where the Friday lecture is held, not the Thursday one. The trouble is, I had absolutely no recollection of where the Thursday lecture was. 

Not being a smart-phone owner, I couldn’t go to the online timetable easily and check. After some racking of my brain, I vaguely recalled giving a lecture somewhere in the I,J,K complex on campus. Couldn’t remember exactly where though. I had to walk along the main I,J,K corridor looking in more-or-less every lecture room till I found my students.  

What was impressive was that I still beat half my students to the lecture! 

I’ve turned up at a lecture with the wrong course notes before, and I’ve turned up at the wrong time before (fortunately at 9am when the lecture was 10am, not the other way around), but this was the first time I’d had a complete location failure. 

Am I tired or am I just getting old?


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