Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I Have To Tell This To Someone!

I just finished a twelve page paper for a course that is a, well, to be honest, BITCH!!!!! I took a test a few weeks ago and I almost cried because of it; I felt like I had never seen most of the info on it. I was lost. Somehow, though, I managed to pull a B-, mostly thanks to the fact that it is an internet course and I had all of the online notes on hand and I am a good BS'er.

Well, as I was sourcing my paper, something caught my eye on the syllabus:

Neuliep, J. (2006). Intercultral communication: A contextual approach. London: Sage Publications. ISBN 1-4129-1741-7.

Hmmn. I thought the author to my textbook was Jandt. (Found book and checked.) It is.

Uh. Oh.

Yeah, how freaking stupid am I? I bought the wrong #$%&*@$ text! Or, I should say, I was directed to the wrong book by the fifteen year-old work study flunkie who was manning the bookstore that day!!

No freaking wonder I felt like there was a party that I wasn't invited to when I took the freaking test!

I know I am very much to blame for not noticing this until the 9th week of the quarter. I didn't, though. This caught me out of nowhere. Apparently the texts are similar because I did all of the reading (well, not really, I realize now) and was vaguely familiar with many of the concepts mentioned but the minutiae of the test was like Arabic to me. Now I know why.

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WorksForMom said...


Laughing WITH you Toni, not at you. Hey, the bright side, is at least now you know why you weren't acing the tests!! :)

The Egel Nest said...

This story makes me GLAD to be out of school finally!

At least it was SORT of the same material :)

The Egel Nest

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Argh! School!

I second Bradley's sentiment.

I was in school FAR too long... and Braden still has loads to teach me that I never hit on with my nose in books! ;-)

Patois said...

Yeah, so happy not to be dreaming those dreams about not studying for finals. Laughing with you, too, of course.

SAHMmy Says said...

I'd ask the prof to up your grade--after all, you were working from a more difficult text!

Kellan said...

Oh - No! But, it was so funny to me. Oh - No! See ya.

MamaMichelsBabies said...

See... I wouldn't even have noticed. Period. Then again, I'd have been happy with a B- in anything (was never good at school)

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