Tuesday, October 28, 2008

today i felt like the kid at the birthday party, left alone while everyone runs away snickering.



but i should start at the beginning.



i finished my 1:30 class. my next class didn't start until 5:00. normally I'd use the two hours to run home, grab a bit to eat, and prepare for the next class. but since i have a test on Thursday, i hung back to speak to my professor about the material that I'd missed over y't. by the time I'd finished that (it's really difficult to talk to a professor when she's typing a recommendation letter for a student who's standing over her shoulder, pointing out spelling errors, ducking a spider puppet being waved around by a paramedic-in-training, and ignoring proffered cookies, shoved in your face by a VERY creepy looking...person) it was almost 4:00.



so i figured i would hang around and do my work before heading to class. at ten to i went to class to find it dark, with no one hanging around the halls. i thought it odd, but figured i was just early. i usually fly into the room at a few minutes past the hour, panting madly from my sprint up three flights of stairs. so i went to get a drink, and on my way back a brightly colored flyer caught my eye:



OCTOBER 28, NO CLASSES, COLLEGE NIGHT.



huh.



why didn't i see that? and why hadn't any other teacher mentioned it? true, i hadn't been in any Tuesday classes since before yom kippur, but how could i have been so unobservant to not notice the flyers? ever since i was a kid, I've been quite a spazz, especially when I'm engrossed in something else, say a book. or homework (which made me perfect fodder for the let's-run-away-from-fcg-game)



indeed, as i walked down the hall, i did notice for the first time that all the classes were dark and empty. it's not like the halls are usually bustling at this hour..but there are at least three other classes going on in that section of the building, at the same time.



and when i walked down the hill to the parking lot, i was able to spot my car sitting forlornly waiting for me...it wasn't quite hard.



it was the only car in the parking lot.

6 comments:

EsPes said...

awww that really sux! i would have been pretty annoyed! but at least u used the time to do work!

tembow said...

yeah that's horrible. but like espes said, its good you were actually doing work and spending your time wisely bec if you had been wasting time until your class you'd have been TEN TIMES more upset and annoyed!

Anonymous said...

you weren't a spazz. ever. maybe a bit dreamy. big difference. and I think it is a good quality- you aren't a negative person who nitpicks and complains about little things.

rickismom said...

At least you were doing something! Imagine if you had gone home, sprinted back, and then found it empty!

And maybe you didn't see the sign because it hadn't been up so long...

The Babysitter said...

Like the others said good thing you actually accomplished something and didn't waste time while you wait. But that's annoying that they didn't send out a e-mail or anything to tell you that college was closed and class was canceled.

frumcollegegirl said...

yea, i guess it's a good thing that i was busy, but think about all the things i could have done if i'd known otherwise! go home, go to sleep, go to the gym, go to sleep, eat dinner (i was starving) go to sleep...