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college moments.... 
16th-Jan-2008 01:14 am
gamaun


My school administrators loves to waste money. Every spring they dig up the grass to plant grass seed. They also tore up the sidewalk to put in a new sidewalk two feet over. They tore out the parking lot in front of a building (which was usually always pretty full) to put in a field, then put in a parking lot further away from said building where the field used to be. They decided to send me an e-mail to tell me my e-mail was not working.

So it isn't surprising that the students/faculty are gems, too.

In class, my professor was ranting about how dumb the whole class was because we don't all agree completely with her political views (she worships Al Gore as God) and how we would never understand anything, etc. During her ranting, as I happen to sit in the front row, I noticed she was wearing two different shoes! Obviously different too; one was a black stiletto-type heel and the other was a dark blue chunky heel. The sweet irony made everything so much better.

Another great moment from a different class:
Prof: And where does cotton come from?
Girl: Sheep!

In my computer class, the professor spent at least fifteen minutes telling us how to create and organize folders. One guy was absolutely amazed.
Him: So you can put a folder inside another folder?!
Prof. Yes.
Him: Can you put two folders inside one folder?
Prof. Yes. You can make as many as you want.
Him: So you can put more folders inside those other folders?
This went on for quite some time.

My favorite though was my basic math class, the prof didn't even make us do proofs because half the class couldn't understand (we did look at the pictures, though). One girl asks him, "So what's the difference between the word 'and' and the word 'or'?" He draws a picture on the board; she still doesn't get it. The guy who couldn't understand estimating tries to help; still she doesn't understand. For the next five minutes the prof. tries to explain it, until the girl gives up and says "Nevermind."


There's a ton more if anyone cares :p
Comments 
16th-Jan-2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Still, you have to admit it's rather progressive of them to even have a college for retarded squirrel monkeys in the first place.

16th-Jan-2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
You win, opalcat.
16th-Jan-2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
How exactly did these people get into university?

I miss the old days, when going to uni was about actual intelligence, and not just giving pillocks with the money to spare three years to piss about. I mean, sure, I did a little pissing about myself, but I also had a modicum of intelligence.
16th-Jan-2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
It gets better... In the US, university is
four
years.
16th-Jan-2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
wow - you must be in my classes. . . *waves*
16th-Jan-2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I know there are a lot of stupid people in the world. The fact that there's a college full of them doesn't surprise me.

What always surprises me is how smart people somehow wind up going to these places full of idiots. Did you not pick up on the stupid while applying/visiting?
16th-Jan-2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Eh, at least for me, the last two schools I've attended haven't been because I sought them out and visited and weighed them against other schools; it was because they were the schools that were located close enough to where I lived (being a single mom rules out long commutes or living in areas with bad public schools), offered the programs I needed (i.e. a decent art department), and that I could afford to attend. *shrug* Not everyone has the luxury of shopping for schools and then moving to wherever your favorite one is.
16th-Jan-2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah...that doesnt surprise me in the slightest.
My university has an IT department that may as well be staffed by retarded, dead and rotting cats. Im often fixing my own damn problems because they dont seem to have the intelligence to rub sticks together, let alone administer a network.

There are times when I seriously picture the entire department in my head as a bunch of monkeys with magnifying glasses and tweezers, picking nits off each other and eating them.
16th-Jan-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the IT Department at most universities, really.

-P
16th-Jan-2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Prof: And where does cotton come from?
Girl: Sheep!


Years ago a friend of a friend asked me what animal cotton came from. When I pointed out that, him being African-American, he really ought to know that it grows on shrubs, most often in plantations, and was once commonly harvested by African slaves... he called me racist.
16th-Jan-2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
hahaha
16th-Jan-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I have to say that I'm curious as to how anyone can GET to college without understanding the difference between "and" and "or". (I'd love to see "xor" explained to them!)
Also, you have a class that teaches people how to use FOLDERS? Do they also teach you how to save files and send emails?
16th-Jan-2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
oh my! emails aren't until the 300 level.
16th-Jan-2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
"Prof: And where does cotton come from?
Girl: Sheep!"

Having an ag degree, you have no idea how much the above statement pains me... *sigh*
16th-Jan-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Having an ag degree functioning brain, you have no idea how much the above statement pains me... *sigh*

Fixed that for you.
16th-Jan-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
You're not talking about Edinboro, are you? Gawd, this stupidity sounds familiar. I was just complaining to anyone who'd listen how stupid it is to tear up sidewalks and parking lots just to move them a few feet away.
16th-Jan-2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
I am! Kindred spirit! *hugs*
16th-Jan-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Blah. Schools will take a lot of substandard people just for the tuition money. Especially because those people often take longer to graduate or have to pay to retake classes, i.e. make more money for the college. I tutored a few people in college who didn't have the life skills to work at Wendy's, never mind get through school. A few of them actually did get expelled.
16th-Jan-2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Which college do you attend and...

Why did you apply there if everyone else was a retarded squirrel monkey?
16th-Jan-2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Edinboro University...it's cheap and the only thing I can afford :(
16th-Jan-2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh and uh.. WTF with the different shoes? I mean, that's not a sign of stupid, that's a sign of insanity (as an Al Gore worshipper, however, that's not unexpected).
16th-Jan-2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
In my computer class, the professor spent at least fifteen minutes telling us how to create and organize folders. One guy was absolutely amazed.
Him: So you can put a folder inside another folder?!
Prof. Yes.
Him: Can you put two folders inside one folder?
Prof. Yes. You can make as many as you want.
Him: So you can put more folders inside those other folders?
This went on for quite some time.


actually, i managed to crash my old win 98 by doing that. there is (or was, never tried it on this comp) a limit on how many levels you could do.
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17th-Jan-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Lol, at first I thought you were talking about the uni I went to!

(Your first paragraph about wasting money is very similar to the things they've done.)
17th-Jan-2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I need to post about my university moments. Like the group who broke $2 000+ of hard-to-replace, only-one-we-had, everyone-else-needs-it-next equipment by forcing a memory card in the wrong way. Or the guy who stored the $60 000 camera by standing on it's lens.
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