Seriously people, what the hell?
TWO people have been rude to me today.
That is TWO too many.
The kicker? Both these women are at least a good 30 years older than I.
Now I am an EXTREMELY polite person (in person that is, on the internets everything just sort of comes out.). I am polite almost to a fault. I am not bragging when I say that I have extremely good manners. I hold doors open for other people. I offer to help strangers carry things. I say “please”, “thank you”, “have a nice day”, and “excuse me” several times a day. Ok, I’ll admit to having given people the finger in traffic, but that shouldn’t really count against me, now should it?
Anyway, the first incident happened this morning. I was feeling sluggish so I decided to go work out, ya know, get myself energized (and also not feel bad if I happened to end up just laying around the rest of the day.) Well, I walked to the campus fitness center. I had to pee when I got there. The reasonable thing to do is pee before starting your workout, yes? So I go to the bathroom. A lady is mopping. There is no “restroom closed for cleaning” sign or anything like that, so I think that it’s ok to go in. She apparently did not hear me go in (or was just ignoring the fact that I was standing behind her) because she continued to block my way to the toilets. So I said “Excuse Me”, expecting that she would say “Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t hear you!” or some other normal response.
She turned around, hmmmphed, gave me a NASTY look, and STOMPED out. No, she actually stomped out.
Now I know that I am not the cutest person in the mornings, especially pre-workout, pre-make-up, pre-shower, but really, I had no clue I was so offensive?
Now onto my second incident of the day!
Today was registration day for me, where I get to register for my classes for next semester, I got a totally crap time, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Honestly, I didn’t expect as much trouble out of it, because I am an upperclassman, and in the upper division of the education program, that you have to be accepted to to be able to take the classes.
Well, long story short, two classes I needed were closed, and two others informed me that I could not take those classes without first registering for a co-requisite. Which did not exsist.
Now I can get that fixed, because something in the computer just screwed up the course numbers, and the other one I HAVE to take, so hopefully they will let me in?
But this other class…a science class. I could not get into the section I needed. The only other one availiable conflicted with a course that I already had. So I email my academic advisor, politely explaining my difficulties, hoping that they could find a way around it.
Apparently, I commited some horrible faux pas by consulting the person that was hired just to deal with things like this, because they minced no words in telling me that as I know, I should have taken this class before now, and I HAVE to take it.
Yes Virginia, I KNOW I have to take the damned thing. That is why I’m writing you. And as for having taken it before now, I was unaware that it was so distasteful to take bio your junior year? I didn’t know I was breaking some unspoken rule. Sure, I took some stuff a little out of order, but it shouldn’t hurt anything. After all, I only have around forty hours left to take, including student teaching. That is not very much at all.
I don’t like it when people make me feel stupid.