Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Story of My Life

A little bit of how today went for me:
- I got less than 5 hours of sleep last night because I couldn't make sense of the Gauss-Jordan Elimination system.
- I woke up to my mom telling me I was going to be late for work. Before my alarm went off, which aggravates me to no end.
- I got ready for work, arrived 5 minutes late. I did what I had to do and then further settled into my finite maths. My boss came in a ripped me a new one because there was salt (the kind you put on pavement) on the floor and I apparently, did not do a very good job of vacuuming it. She then proceeded to say "No offense.." and as I braced myself to be offended, she continued to say "...But I'm sending the spa manager to be trained here for a few days a week. I want her to know how this place works because...Well, it's not that you're not doing a good job, it's just that it would help me and I don't think your employees take you seriously." It took every ounce of will power in my body not to snap back at her and explain that just because I'm not a tyrant like she is, doesn't mean I'm not a good manager.
- I laughed because I remember that the spa manager WANTS to work at the tanning salon because she doesn't enjoy the working environment created by HER OWN employees. I immediately felt better.
UNTIL my unreliable friend texted me to say that "there was no way she was going to make it to class" because she "overslept". Mind you, this is an hour and a half before class begins! There was plenty of time. But she's unmotivated and unreliable- thus she doesn't care.
- I had no ride to my 1:30pm class which means I missed the entire math course, which I'm already struggling with.
- I did however, manage to finish my math project and email it to my group so that they could hand it in. Is it correct? God only knows.
- My co-worker offered me a ride to school so I could get to my guidance appointment on time. I arrived 15 minutes late. My counselor was nice enough about it, but then he dropped this bomb on me:
"You're missing 3 credits for graduation in Marketing."
If this were a movie about my pathetic life this is where you would here the record, scratch, the pin drop, and if you really have good hearing I'm 99.9% sure you'd hear my heart breaking as my dreams shatter. Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic. But 3 years and 60-some-odd credits later I'm not eligible for graduation?! REALLY?! Just how bad is my luck?!
- Apparently, this is how bad it is: Not only am I missing Marketing 105, but it's only offered in the fall semester (not summer, no independent study, nothing). That means I'd have to delay going to F.I.T until Fall 2010 (they don't accept Spring transfers). There are also no substitutes for Marketing 105 which transfer to FIT. If I was going to substitute it, it would be Marketing 101 -which is ridiculous when you look at my transcript and can clearly see that I've taken higher-level marketing courses before. My professor took me to the Dean to explain the situation and she said she'd consider letting me sub the class- if it transfers to FIT. Which of course, because -c'est l'histoire the ma vie- it does not.
- So basically, this leaves me with 3 options, none of which I'm particularly fond of:
1. Take Marketing 101 in the summer term (which goes until June 29th- taking up my prime beach time) and walk at the graduation ceremony in May. I would have my Associate's but not all of my credits would transfer to FIT.
2. Wait until fall and take Marketing 105. This would delay me to attending FIT to Fall 2010.
3. Based on the assumption that I am accepted to FIT, I would have to take the course there.

But now, who even knows if I'll get accepted there without such a basic class. I want to know, who in the he1l is responsible for this?! Oh thats right, according to the Dean, I'm at fault for being negligent of the courses I would need to graduate.

Seriously, FML.


ps- I don't know how I'm getting home from school tonight. Hooray!


  1. Don't worry i'll get the Red Rocket warmed up and ready in case you need my chaufeur services

  2. ohh my goodness Blake, this is too funny and the way you say things, ohhh hilarious, I literally was laughing at loud.


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