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Susan De Bonis
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By Susan De Bonis:
Friday afternoon in academia usually means most faculty have left the building after attending the faculty meeting, assessments group or whatever academic bureaucracy has been scheduled. I was probably one of the last ones to leave and was winding up what had been a more than stressful week.
I heard the hesitant knock on the door and the “Dr. D. may I ask you one question?” The soft voice belonged to “Snow,” a student who is with us this year, earning credits to transfer back to her Chinese university. Like a little bird on the windowsill, Snow is alert, always turning her head from side to side as she listens in class, but sitting still in my office, hanging on to every word.
TO: Governor Sonny Perdue FR: Confused & Irritated Taxpayer RE: Our State Tax Refund Gov. Perdue, being the smart man you are, since you managed to get elected governor not once, but twice, of Georgia, I’m hoping you can help me understand why the state can’t refund our $506. Way back on April 15, three months ago next Wednesday, I, myself, went to the only post office in my small rural community and stood in line. I stood in line while a number of elderly women jostled in front of me, even though I was obviously tired, my feet hurt and I had just taught the whole day. I even watched the postal clerk put our joint return in the box, with just the right amount of postage. Maybe that box was the “black hole to Atlanta,” not the box for tax returns going to Atlanta. I could have been […]