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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    The massive number of absurd requirements is one of the major problems with modern college curriculums.
    Yeah.
     


  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I've been saving up a few. Not all of these are actually pissing me off. Some are just annoying. In no particular order and all pretty much unrelated:

    1. Our agreement is that whoever cooks doesn't clean. I like that. But why is it when I cook, I clean up along the way and throw away my garbage, but when you cook you use every fucking dish and utensil in the kitchen and leave crap everywhere, meaning I have twice the work that you do?

    2. I'm tired of doing the work. You do it. This is supposed to be 50/50.

    3. Yes, it would have been a good idea if you had thought to send me on that trip. After all, I only told you a month ago that I was taking over on this project and needed to catch up fast. That training trip would have been ideal. Thanks for thinking of me.

    4. Your kitchen designs suck. How'd you get a tv show?

    5. Shut the fuck up and take the classes. This isn't a democracy. Heaven forbid you learn something. The generations that have come before you aren't idiots and don't do things at random. Maybe you should have gone to school in another country.

    6. Networking.

    7. I can't think of the other thing.

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  3. why

    why Senior member

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    How many times does someone need to receive the same information? Multiple emails, voice mails, and even a Post-it note all containing the same information and I still need to re-send it?
     


  4. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    .... Maybe you should have gone to school in another country....

    Plz dont encourage them to come over here

    K
     


  5. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Plz dont encourage them to come over here

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    Sorry. I actually was thinking of you after having read a recent NY Times article.
     


  6. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Sorry. I actually was thinking of you after having read a recent NY Times article.

    Do I want to ask what article?

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  7. JetBlast

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  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Do I want to ask what article?

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    Oh, it was just an article about how some American students go abroad for all of their college years (rather than the typical semester abroad). They spoke to students at St. Andrews and another place in Scotland, if memory serves, and maybe one student each in England and Ireland.

    Basically the story was that in the UK and Ireland (i) there are a bunch of Americans, so don't think you're a trailblazers; (ii) there is none (or very little) of the hand-holding you see at American colleges and universities; and (iii) some schools, either Brit or Scot, I can't remember which, are very direct about course requirements, not having you take anything outside your major, the other less so, but still different from American schools. They also talked about costs, but I don't remember what they said.

    As a former college professor, I found it very interesting.

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  9. Connemara

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    This huge storm that is rolling in, which means I'm not going to the gym. [​IMG] Guess I won't eat tonight!
     


  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    How many times does someone need to receive the same information? Multiple emails, voice mails, and even a Post-it note all containing the same information and I still need to re-send it?
    In this digital age, why can't people search your email archive instead of having me resend it?

    Also, when I write an email with multiple questions, people only respond to one of them. I used to reword those ignored points so I don't sound like I'm repeating myself but now I just copy and paste them.
     


  11. VKK3450

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    Oh, it was just an article about how some American students go abroad for all of their college years (rather than the typical semester abroad). They spoke to students at St. Andrews and another place in Scotland, if memory serves, and maybe one student each in England and Ireland.

    Basically the story was that in the UK and Ireland (i) there are a bunch of Americans, so don't think you're a trailblazers; (ii) there is none (or very little) of the hand-holding you see at American colleges and universities; and (iii) some schools, either Brit or Scot, I can't remember which, are very direct about course requirements, not having you take anything outside your major, the other less so, but still different from American schools. They also talked about costs, but I don't remember what they said.

    As a former college professor, I found it very interesting.

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    All good points. i) doesnt only apply to Americans, same thing can be seen in Indians, Chinese, etc...

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  12. JayJay

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    Snow. It took me an hour and a half to go 3 miles.
     


  13. GoSurface

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    I hate networking.
     


  14. Huntsman

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    The thing about required curricula isn't a dissatisfaction with learning -- probably my longest lived joy, after food -- but that it can keep you from engaging topics for which you have passion. Between schedules and load limits it's easy to miss out on deepening knowledge for something you really love, it's easy to miss out on intellectual exploration, it's easy to miss out on the fun that is the product and process of learning.
    Snow. It took me an hour and a half to go 3 miles.
    Been there. I feel for you.
     


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    I hate networking.

    No you don't.
     


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