I’ve started watching Shameless. It now occurs to me that most of my current shows are about families: This Is Us, Speechless. Even my favorite shows that are non-blood-family shows are about workplace families: Newsroom, West Wing, M*A*S*H (LPT: get the DVDs and turn on the no laugh-track setting!) … sorry, I digress.
Fiona attends a free Powerpoint class so she can get a job that pays better and is a better environment than her waitressing gig at Hooters or Titties or whatever it’s called.
She’s completely lost within a couple minutes — through no fault of her own — and quietly leaves the classroom ashamed and discouraged.
As a former classroom teacher and current instructional designer, I wanted to do two things:
- Slap the teacher in the face with a laptop
- Give Fiona a hug and properly teach her Powerpoint
Seriously, that scene may have emotionally affected me more than Debbie tucking a pillow under her drunk dad’s head when he passed out on the floor. Similarly, Veronica‘s encouragement (before the class) kinda broke my heart:
“I don’t know what PowerPoint is, but I’m sure you’ll be great at it.”