For the past nine years I’ve worked in some capacity or another for Dr. Ping-Tung Chang, 2010 United States Professor of the Year and fairly brilliant math professor. He’s an impatient, bossy person. He’ll call me 96 times a day or more on my day off to badger and bully me in to doing just one thing for him that day. He’ll send angry 3: 00 a.m. e-mails in broken terrible English to people he’s mad at and then ask me to write polite apologies and restate his argument in better language the next day. He’ll agree to meet up at 8:00 a.m. and then be angry I’m not there by 6:00 a.m. – or worse, drop by to get me.
He’s eaten my time like it’s cotton candy for years.
Now that he’s no longer eating my time, I’m not quite sure what to do with it all. I still expect him to call six times in the middle of a movie. To show up hours earlier than we agreed. I’m looking forward to adjusting to it, though.