We’ve all been feeling frustrated and exasperated by UC management’s negotiating tactics this week, and it can be tough to maintain the focus and determination necessary to see this through. While we’re all working hard to collectively move forward in a constructive way, it’s important sometimes to stop, step back, and look at the absurdity of it all. Sometimes, it takes a friend to help you get that perspective. Enter Krista Bartlett.
Krista is a teacher at The Preuss School at UCSD, is a member of the Unit 18 lecturer bargaining unit. Earlier this week, she was reading Seuss to the 6th graders on Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Just a few hours later, she heard about the “supposals” being thrown around at the Geisel library (named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss). As the word itself is absolutely Seussian, Krista decided to write a poem about it herself. She shared it with us, and gave us permission to share it with the world. Enjoy! Don’t try not to smile – and feel free to share widely.