Let me give you a bit of context. All y'all know I haven't been having a good time lately. Especially not this weekend. You may also know that I didn't go to class this morning because I needed some time off. My Grandpa has been in the hospital all the fucking time. Last semester during finals week I lost my Grandma Fae. The semester before that during finals week I lost my Grandma U. I am seriously beginning to think that my finals kill my family. So, my Grandpa had his stints checked on today. This is a lot of surgery for a man his age, and it's getting near that time. All we need is for that shit to get infected, or for his body to reject the stints and the trend will continue.
So. This on top of everything else? I didn't feel like going to class. Yes, I could've. I chose not to, and I'm not disputing that. HOWEVA! When I e-mail my fucking TA two days in advance to get details and an outline for the upcoming project because the WebCT "outline" is vague and absolutely worthless, I expect a TA to clarify. [the aforementioned worthless website tells us to direct all questions to the TA too, because duh.] Why? Because it's her job. She is being paid to assist in the teaching of a class that I am paying for, dammit.
Instead, she sends me back a snarky e-mail saying that I should've gone to class, should remember that the webCT is only a supplement, should realize that there won't be full outlines ore handouts on that site [seriously, the syllabus isn't even on there. Why the fuck have it at all?], and told me to get the information from a classmate that took notes. Can we say bullshit? Yes, yes we can. Even the people that go to class never take notes. It's practically a scientific fact. And so... fuck everyone. I am not being nice today. So I responded accordingly with a "Bitch, Do Your Job" e-mail.
Ok. I've sent a couple of messages, but I honestly doubt I'll be able to get a hold of a class member that actually attended AND took notes. I've been trying to get notes all semester whenever I miss a class, and it's damn near impossible. I'm sure you are aware that I'm not the only one with attendance issues.
However, that being said... I'm also inclined to believe, and perhaps this is vain, that I have some extenuating circumstances. My grandfather has been having heart surgery this past month, spontaneously in recent cases. He just went in yesterday, and we had no prior notice. This is a source of extreme stress for me, as I have lost a grandparent at the end of the last two semesters. This morning I was waiting by the phone until I heard that he was out of surgery, and would recover. I was prepared to leave town at the drop of a hat, and my priorities dictated that class was not as important as my family.
That being said, I have a LOT of class. I will be in class from 9 until 7:30 tomorrow, and that will also create some problems in actually obtaining notes. On the WebCT it says you are the person to direct questions to, and I am doing so. I don't think it's too much to ask for assignment clarification, especially since clarifying and assisting students is what I understand TAs are paid to do.
I'm sorry if this seems harsh and cold. This little tirade is only a tiny portion of All that has Not Gone Well this past week, and specifically, weekend. I'm not usually a hostile person, but I'm at the end of my rope, my back is pretty much against the wall, and I'm coming to you for help for this class.
So, kindly, please help me. I am not a bad student and I wish to do as well as I can in this class that I am paying for. Again I ask, what does project part 3 entail? Do we have to include the fabric types and yardage for this assignment, or does that come in later?
Thank you for your time.
For real, I got a parking ticket today and a TA that doesn't want to do her fuckin' job. The only good thing about today was the library removing all my fines for bringing them a replacement book. If tomorrow continues this pattern of sucking, Shelby gonna hafta choke a bitch. Hard.