Apparently, our building's entire network was down today. Naturally, it was the day our students were scheduled to take the National Spanish Exam, which is an online test. So already, there was mucho stress in my department.
Then, as if the faculty wasn't already painfully aware of the situation, our school district decided to inform us that the computers were down.
They did this by sending a mass e-mail. *headdesk*
As if that wasn't enough, they made an announcement saying that, since the computers weren't working, teachers should send a hard copy of their attendance lists to the office rather than submitting them online. (Because, duh. We can't.) They went on to request that we not simply write the students' names on a piece of paper, but print out and mark the appropriate boxes on the school's official attendance sheets.
Which are located on the school's website. Online.
God, the stupid burns. (I do work in an academic institution, right? Because some days I really wonder.)