In my reading class, we have cd players for the students to listen to audiobooks. One of them went missing yesterday while I was home sick and so today I busted out the old cassette players so they could play the cassette copies of the books if they wanted.
Cunning technology, those cassette players.
Two people ended up using them. I had to explain the following things the following number of times:
how to open it (three times)
how to put a tape in (six times)
why the player won't play, end of tape (once)
why the player won't play, no batteries (twice)
you have to flip tapes over (twice)
how to know which side of a tape to play first (twice)
how to "play" (three times)
how to "pause" (twice)
how to "stop" (thrice)
I tell you: rarely has 31 felt so old.
I might have well given them an eight-track.