Lazy Children Left Behind

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I signed up for classes at my community college two years ago just to avoid paying student loans, but I never really attended the classes or did the homework. As a result, I have a really nice 0.0 GPA there. No big deal, since I never planned to return. Right?

Wrong.

This whole summer, I've been crawling through shards of my own dignity, begging this school to take me back. I need to get good grades in at least a few classes at community college to prove to my really awesome private school that I'm not a dunce. (I'm just lazy, really!) Apparently, however, I need to meet with a guidance counselor at the community college before registering for classes. Fine. Does this require an appointment? Yes. Fine. When can I stop by? There's an opening in July! But classes start now. The soonest available time slot is in July. Take classes in the Fall!

Screw you guys. I'm going home.

Meanwhile, because I don't want to end up being that stupid American who can't name a single state that starts with the letter N (hello, there are eight of them), I've been letting the internet educate me. This week's addiction? Listing all fifty states in under ten minutes (at ironicsans.com). I memorized how many states start with each letter of the alphabet, so I can now whip out the whole list in NINETY SECONDS.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you should never ever take your education for granted. The end.

Honeybuns

Honeybuns

Lol... I have this same idea for when I graduate school next year. I plan to leave the US for Europe in hopes of finding a career and new life. I plan on enrolling in courses with no intention of attending class in order to defer payment of my loans. That will give me more time to spend

PS. Take note of the URL change: http://www.notyouraverageguy.com

Jeff

Jeff

Ooh. All 50 in ninety. That's pretty awesome. Good on you! I'll have to try that test. Somewhere there is a map that makes you fit the states in where they belong, with no borders on it. You get points, based on how close you get. Those little bitty New England States are a pain to get in the right place. Oh, and it's always random, so you can't memorize the order that they come in. Glad I live in Texas. That one's easy to place. Heh.

Honeybuns

Honeybuns

Speaking of states, I got all 50 in less than 2 minutes. I give credit to my mom for purchasing those educational book and cassette packages and insisting that we listen to them in the car as we drove 8 hours round trip from Alameda to Bakersfield. The tunes are rather catchy.

Ben

Ben

Ummmmm...I don't know if I could name even half of all the states. Even less if I got cut off whenever I tried to pass a city off as a state. I'm a bad, bad Canadian.

John

John

I forgot only Arizona... of course, it took me eight minutes to think of New Jersey, which irritates me because I actually have family in NJ. That's got to say something... something really, really sad.

Ren

Ren

I know Pennsylvania.. and oooo Hawaii! After that, you got me.

Jenn

Jenn

I'm impressed. I tried naming all of the states that begin with an N and I'm always missing ONE! Damnit!

Nat

Nat

Ha ha thats funny as just last week the Friends episode where they are listing all the states was on.