Hey, kids! What time is it? Yes, it's Illustration Friday time! This week's topic is the evil sounding "Expired".
The word brings up connotations of death, finiteness, mortality, and curdled milk...
So naturally, I submit a rather cartoony sketch of my digital timer.
This is one of several digital timers I have in my possession - standard issue for the Standardized Test preparation teacher, and often the bane of my students' existence.
During my training for this job, I was told that we were to operate more like coaches or trainers rather than like typical teachers. We train our students to peak, on one crucial day, in skills that they may never use again in their entire lives.
And they must do these things in a timely fashion.
Many of them already hate the test, and they hate the timer even more.
I will confess to taking a bit of delight in putting them through their time trials: "You have 35 minutes *GO!*"