Thursday, August 20, 2009
conflicted & RWP encounter
~i ordered the book for my Stats class through Amazon. It was a bit cheaper and shipping is FREE, so why not? It still cost me $90, which is INSANE.
~when I went to class last night, I discovered that the book for THAT class is $130!!! It's paperback and about 8.5x11 in size. It's $104 on Amazon. Someone asked if we could use the 3rd edition instead as it is only $40. The prof said we could, however she has never used it so hard to say how much difference there will be. I've always bought the EXACT book needed for classes, I'm a bit obsessive that way. So my dilemma is that I have quite a bit of reading to do already and need to start right away...do I hurry & order it on Amazon and hope it arrives by Monday (which is unlikely unless I expedite & would off set any savings) or do I just truck over to the campus bookstore today and fork out the $140?!?! Damn that hurts!! Oh and on Monday I paid $162 for a freakin' parking pass which is only valid through May 15, 2010. Damn this week has been expensive...which is why I take my lunch EVERY DAY!!!
~RWP Report: this report is based solely on last night's class. I still have a new class this morning @ 9:40 and there is bound to be someone in there, in fact, I already know the same RWP will be in there because she is in the School Counseling program as well. Oh joy. So basically there was only 1 other gal in class last night that I knew. She flagged me down and began to chat with me. RWP did not like that this gal was chatting with me. What? Did we just transport back to high school? You must be kidding. She wouldn't look at me and when she talked to the gal I knew, she blatantly made a point to not include me in the conversation. Awesome. Whatever. I'm too old for that shit. Well because my luck sucks, I ended up seated next to her and then had to do class introductions with her as we were told to pick someone we didn't know. It was so obvious that she really didn't want to talk to me and would have rather introduced the girl she already knows. Get over it!! So turns out she is getting married in February, to a guy in a band, who is on tour. Oh and she also sings in a different band, named after her favorite p*rn movie (wth?) and then she said they aren't really any good but they may be having a show on August 30th or something. Many of her comments throughout class were beyond immature. Oh let me tell you the class is "Psychology of the Exceptional Child" and while I am a doofus and thought that meant "exceptional SMART" kids, it actually means those with special needs. She was so childish in her comments, often laughing or making off-remarks while we watching a couple of DVDs....are you kidding? I was almost embarrassed for her. And she wants to be a school counselor? Oh no! I'm not sure I can come up with a funny list of questions or comments for her like the Optimistic Pessimist did for the Gold Tooth Girl, but I'm sure I'll have more reports on her unbelievably immature behavior as we move along through this class. I just hope I don't get teamed with her for the group project - the teacher is assigning our groups. Gasp!!