So I almost never assign books, right? I just do up course kits, for the vast majority of my readings. This year I thought I'd assign a couple of books. I assigned one for my first year course that started this week (as well as a course kit, of course). I put my book orders in, in the last week of September. That's three and a half months ago. I designed my course, relying exclusively on that collection of essays at the end, with a few pieces from it scattered throughout.
What do I find out this morning? (Let me remind you that this is 3 1/2 months after I put my book order in.) That the book is probably never going to come in. The publisher doesn't have it in stock. Oh my fucking god. Fuuuuuuuck. What the hell am I going to do???
This is why I should never order books. Dammit. I was so pleased about this book, too. It was one of the things that I felt made this course awesome. Oh, I could strangle someone!!!!!!