I just had to take a minute and tell you all about my weekend...well not the whole weekend...just my class that meets for 6 hours on Saturday. Ugghh...I'm embarrased, peeved, and amused all at the same time! This was a typical case of Murphy's Law!
OK...to fully understand, I 'm going to back track a little to last Tuesday, the first day of my CNA class. We meet for 3 hours on Tuesdays and 6 hours on Saturdays. Anyway, last week I showed up for class just fine...everything's going great, the teacher starts to go over the syllabus and handouts etc...all of the sudden (15-20 minutes into class) people start coming in...about 8 people showed up late. Well before we were dismissed our teacher gave us a lecture about the punctuality and how we are going to be entering into the professional work force and we can't be late, our employers are depending on us to arrive on time...She went on to say "I don't want to hear you guys coming in saying Ms. Brown, Ms Brown, I'm sorry I was late...but I had a flat tire again..." blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I pretty much ignored this 'cause I'm usually a punctual person I've been a part of the workforce for quite sometime now, and I understand you need to be on time. OK...so no big deal...
Well then comes Saturday...everything's great! I get up, take my shower, eat a bit of breakfast, pack a small lunch and I even have enough time to stop by our local gas station for a large cup of coffee! I mean, It's a six hour class...I'm gonna need something!
OK...I've got my caffeine, everything's great and I continue on my merry way to school...All of the sudden...wub, wub, wub...You guessed it! I got a flat!
Of all the dumb@ss rotten luck! OK...tire get's changed and I continue on my way to class and stroll in 15 minutes late with a steaming hot cup of coffee in my hand! Well of course there are not seat available close to the door so I have to further disrupt the class and go to the front of the class and cross all the way over to the other side to take my seat.
Well, anyway, at the break I walked up to the teacher and explained..."Ms. Brown...you know how you didn't want students coming in saying I'm so sorry I'm late but I got a flat?...Well...um...I'm so sorry I'm late, but I REALLY DID get a flat this morning on my way to class!" I'm not sure if she actually believed me but I just felt so stupid! OK...I can deal with this...it's situations like this that are out of your hands and you just have to deal with them...no biggie...I know I'm a punctual person and she will too when I'm on time the rest of the semester...no problem, right?
Well...after class I had some issues I wanted to discuss with her from the last class (which she had apparently already addressed in the first 15 minutes I missed that morning). Now keep in mind there are just 3 people in the room now...myself, the teacher and one other student. Anyway, I approach the teacher with my question and she tells me what I need to know then proceeds to lecture me that I am responsible for all material that I miss if I'm late to class...this is an example of why you're supposed to be on time, etc...
Well, remember that third student?...It's at this time she decides to interject..."yeah, 'cause if you're late, I'm gonna have to cover your patients some day!" OK...I can take unnecessary lectures from my teacher, but from another student who has no business involving herself in a situation she knows nothing about? I don't think so! I was so ticked!!! I wish I had told her to mind her own business and last time I checked, I was having a two-party conversation with the teacher. But of course I bit my tongue! Why is it that people feel the need to get involved with other people's business? AAARRrrrrggggg!!!!
Anyway, I'm sorry...I just had to vent...it seems silly now after having typed it all out...but oh well...thanks for listening...or reading actually!