-don’t start packing your stuff up while a guest speaker is talking.
-it’s rude and impolite and reflects on our whole program.
-it makes the speaker feel worthless and rushed.
-I wish I had a forum to send a friendly reminder to my class.
This was a draft I started (during the semester, obviously) but never had the time/motivation to finish. The sentiment is clear, and my opinion the same. I didn’t like that day because the speaker seemed a little nervous to talk to college students. Which, you can tell a person has never attended university if they are nervous, because it’s not all hard-core and students in non-ivy-league classes are generally just happy not to be taking notes off the power point for a second. We aren’t judging guest speakers harshly, or even giving them much thought at all. I speak collectively–I’d like to think I care about the people. But based on the actions of my class, who packed up their items noisily right at the strike of class-over–they don’t. It was just another day, another lecture to them.
But I guess that’s all you can really do with that topic. Here’s some more about my day today: I woke up with the intention to be highly motivated and productive in my AuD application tasks. I wanted to really hit it hard and FINISH things. My computer had other plans. The internet didn’t work. After much troubleshooting the internet itself worked, just not my browser–the one with all my dozens of bookmarks I require to DO the applications things. And it was S-L-O-W. Also, I couldn’t get anything application to work properly. It was just a long, arduous process of trying things. Uninstalls, download helper apps, run scans, push buttons randomly, delete things, dig deep into programs. I don’t know what I’m doing. That did not stop me from entering into a frenzy of desperate maneuvers to right my computer scene.
I think the problem eventually corrected itself. I don’t think any of my actions helped matters. But a full 5(?) hours later, I had a functional computer and internet once more. Mostly–now my laptop wants to overheat. How do I take advantage of this Acer Aspire recall? Is it too late? They put the fan on the bottom, so it sits against the table. Or I have to prop it up, then it wiggles as I type. It hasn’t been my technology day.
And I was really mad, because despite having real motivation to accomplish things, I couldn’t. I HATE that. So it’s operation call this day a loss, go to bed early, and hope tomorrow pans out like it’s supposed to. Well, now there’s thunder and lightening as a real message to quit looking at screen today.