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Old 03-04-08, 09:12 AM
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I just laughed and laughed...

This morning, I had "one of those days" in an hour...

I work full time, but also attend the local University... This semester I am taking a Statistics course before work on Tuesday and Thursday. This is the last class needed for my minor in Statistics.

I went to bed last night, having just finished a take home test, and trying to find my stapler (I just moved recently, and not completely unpacked YET). When I woke up this morning, dreary and blurry eyed, I looked for the stapler some more... no luck.

When it was time to go, I packed my book and papers into the backpack, and hit the road, just in time to get to school.

As I pulled up to the school, I had a terrible thought, the test I had stayed up late to complete (and did a FINE job on) is probably still at home sitting on a table...

I head up to class, hoping that the professor would let me run home after class and grab the test if I ask nicely, so I rehearse my humble request silently as I walked to class.

Once I got to the class, the door was locked, so I check my backpack while waiting for Dr. Kong to open the door, and as I suspected, no test... I looked at the time, and realized that class should be starting... then thought to myself "Is this the right day of the week?" I realized that yes, it is Tuesday, and look down the hall and see the professor's office is open, so I walk over, and ask if I missed something, is there a class today?

He looks up and tells me, "It is Spring Break. I'm sorry, I should have mentioned it in class." I laughed and said, "No problem, have a good break."

As I walked back to my car, I realize that there are no students at all walking around, and if I hadn't been so focused on forgetting the test, I would have surely realized something was different.

I laughed all the way to work!!!

Then at work, on the way up in the elevator was a coworker. Ironically, I know his son was quarterback on the school's team this past fall, and I told him the story... So, the first person I saw at work knew it was spring break before I did...

Full time students (and their parents) know when Spring Break is months in advance... I just go in to school every Tues/Thurs... Now, I will need to remember to look at the school calendar occasionally.
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LOL

Glad to know I'm not the only one who's done that now.
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If it is spring break, how come I am sober and not sunburned? I think you are being duped here.
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Old 03-04-08, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
LOL

Glad to know I'm not the only one who's done that now.
hehe ::raises hand:: me too!
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Old 03-04-08, 09:36 AM
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OK, I feel better, and I am still laughing!
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dude, done that too, funny read though, thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 03-04-08, 12:48 PM
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I did that exact thing last week, although I didn't have a test to hand in. I'm a high school student, but I'm taking a computerized machining course at our local community college because they don't have the equipment at my HS. I was *****ing to all my friends about how I still had to go to my college class last week when the HS had break. So on Monday I drive 20 minutes to get to the college, and notice that the parking lot looks kind of empty. Check the syllabus.. sure enough, college was on break too. Damn that was stupid. But we had a snow day so the syllabus got really messed up and it was easy to miss.

It's actually kind of a good feeling.. you're all done with your test, and you have lots of extra time this week.
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I think my worst was showing up to school on a saturday
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Little Darwin, you'd make a great employee if you're willing to keep working on your days off. We could use guys like you that are willing to make those sacrifices ... especially when the rest of us are relaxing at home
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I showed up for work on a Bank Holiday. It was only when it got to lunch time and I was still by myself did I suspect something was wrong. I looked in someone's calendar and realised no-one else was in, so I packed up and went home.

I also showed up for an exam when I was at university after staying up most of the night revising complicated formulas only to find out it was an open book exam and I could have brought the book into the exam.

I really must pay more attention.
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Nice story...

I had a kid in one of my classes vanish a week before spring break, missing midterms and all.

He got back and realized he had taken off to Mexico a week early.
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