Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Timely Tuesday

Oh ho. I had a couple of asinine assignments to do for an on-line class.

1. Evaluate 50 complaints for Southwest Airlines and make a report, flow-chart, graph, and power-point presentation to tell about it.

2. Write an article for a magazine or journal about dishwashers, preferably with flow charts, bar graphs, reports, analysis, a power-point presentation, and maybe some donuts or bagels thrown in for good measure.

I really don’t care about Southwest Airlines’ complaints and all I care about dishwashers is how to keep that smell away. These reports were meant as busy work and would never be utilized.

I began to add up my points in the class. My pride could have taken the hit of a zero, but the next two assignments due are based upon these reports so three zeros looks rather suspicious, flippant, and lazy. I just want to finish the class, a “complete” written on my transcript. Lazy doesn’t earn complete.

In desperation I decided to take a newsletter/blog post, add a new introductory sentence about crop yields, and say it was written for the Farm Journal. I figured my instructor could not give me a zero for the page would be filled with words.  I sent it off hoping for 30% but crossing my fingers to get a 40%.

You got to the end of this story before I did: I got my grade back today. 100% with a FANTASTIC written in capital letters. The instructor encouraged me to get it published. Oh ho. No sir. Not gonna happen. I know how many letters you have to write to get published. I’ve still got two more assignments to do.

13 comments:

Carolyn said...

Ohhh, good job on your assignment!! You did it! I think you should get it published too. And I haven't even read it. I just KNOW how awesome you are.

Cassidy said...

hahaa. NICE!!! Now that's my kind of education

Deanna/Mimi said...

Good going Jane. Hey gal, you have been given a gift. Go ahead and get it published. Even if you try and it comes back, it doesn't matter. I always tried to teach my children that it is in the trying that you succeed. It is when you don't try that you fail. So trying is always success. I am in your corner. I am proud of you.

deidra said...

Asinine is one of my favorite words. And it seems to fit those assignments perfectly.

michelle said...

Hilarious. Might as well get a little credit for the good writing you've already done!

Jill said...

Score! Your ingenuity with this assignment is cause for extra credit!

Becky said...

Still laughing!! ha ha :)

Too funny!

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

That is so flattering!
What a nice compliment.

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I had a class I absolutely hated at BYU that went to every day, but refused to listen because I thought the professor was so awful. I found out I only had to get a C- in it to finish my degree (it was right at the end and I was 7 months pregnant). I didn't even take the final, but I hopped and skipped away from BYU with my diploma. Sometimes You gotta do what you gotta do!

Kathy said...

I have to say...cleaver girl, cleaver girl!!!!!!

Marie said...

Good for you!

Susan said...

May you get away with that many times!! Score!

Lucy said...

You could totally get published. I mean that.