I am Greek! Greek people have their own time. Americans eat dinner at 5 pm, Greeks eat at 10 pm (8 pm for us Greeks living in America). Greeks take naps in the middle of the day and go out at 9 pm instead of going to sleep. It is no wonder I can’t meet American-timed deadlines.
Grades for report cards are given to teachers from the first day of school, but four times a year (3 times now . . . THANK YOU TRIMESTERS) I always asked for an extension. Eight in the morning was not happening. Not because it was an unreasonable request, but because this Greek needed until 3 pm. Greek time!
Like everything, I need more time. The baseball/softball league offers a discount if you register by January 31st, so I emailed on February 5th asking if it is too late to get the discount. They extended it.
Field trip form and money was due by February 28th the latest. I emailed the teacher and apologized that the form and money will be at school on Monday, March 4th.
The fact that my first Slice of Life writing is due on March 1st, and here it is March 1st and I posted my writing. This is a miracle! Or could it be that after 45 1/2 years in America, I am finally becoming Americanized? Well grades are due Tuesday at 8 am. Let’s see if I need an extension!