I'm sitting here looking at yet another e-mail from my boss with yet another tutoring request. Sigh.
It's not that I dislike tutoring, it's just that I feel that my work schedule is busy enough right now. Not to mention the fact that I have a husband, three sons, one dog, one cat, and, subsequently, one perpetually messy house perpetually in need of provisions.
At the same time, I think I've gotten a case of the Judy's in that I find it difficult to say "no". Difficult because private tutoring is the most expensive, premium product we offer. Saying "no" would be like a waitress telling a restaurant patron, "wouldn't you rather have beef stew?" after the patron had just ordered steak and crab.
And I do enjoy tutoring. Maybe not as much as the classroom drama, but tutoring's good fun.
True, my boss could look for another tutor if I decline. But I suspect that this student requested me because we live near each other - the Mother Ship being 50 miles to the north. I also like to think that I've developed a favorable reputation in the tutelage department. Sigh.
And then, of course, there's Run With Lumber, a mere two months away. Two short months until Lumber time.
Not ready to hit that "reply" button just yet...