Do not email professors clarifying questions about timeline and assignments, particularly if they might come across as insensitive or something.
I emailed my prof yesterday wondering if we had to go to church on Sunday if we had all of our hours in, because some of us are probably hoping to go home over the long weekend.
My email was no more than four sentences.
I looked at how long it was, read the first couple of sentences, and forwarded it to my mom. And then I called her.
Long story short, I have to go to church on Sunday even though I already have the minimum hours required for the assignment.
It’s not that I don’t want to go, it’s that I was hoping to be at home for five days and Sunday would be in the middle of those five days.
I was just curious, but apparently I came off as rude.
Internet. You suck sometimes.
But I didn’t want to wait until today to ask him in class. And good thing I didn’t, because if I had gotten the same response in class, I’d have bawled in front of my classmates. And the prof. Which would be embarrassing.
So, Mom is going to call Dad and see if we can work something out.
I’m not even going to bother replying to this email or approaching my prof in class. I just… I can’t. I don’t think I could handle it. I think I would cry or scream and that’s not something you want to do.
If he approaches me (which I doubt, but you never know) I will simply attempt to explain that I was curious, not trying to be rude.
Honestly, I kind of want my mother to email him back, or call the school and ask for his extension. Because she would give him her opinion.
But she’s not going to. One, because I’m a college student and having my mother talk to my professor is just weird. And two, because we’re trying to work out a way for me to go home and go to the church so it would be kind of pointless.
Actually, if he approaches me about the email, I’ll probably have to explain to him that I cannot discuss it with him because I will start crying and not be able to speak for tears.
All right, I have homework to finish in the next hour or so. Better go do it.
EDIT: Nope. Not finishing my paper. No motivation. Emotionally drained. Will turn it in tomorrow.
I’m not even sure I can go to class today. I’m probably going to end up crying. Because I’m lame like that. But I have to go. So guess I’ll just bring a box of Kleenex and pretend I’m getting a cold.
Also, only going home for two days. Provided I can find a ride. I’ll be stuck on-campus until Sunday afternoon after church. Classes end on Thursday. This sucks. But it’s better than waiting until Spring Break to go home. I really wish I had my car. Or that my parents would be willing to drive four hours round-trip broken up by three in which they could shop or something. I would go home Thursday if it meant not getting home until 3am because of an airport stop. That would totally be worth it. I don’t want to be on-campus for basically three days without a roommate and with nothing to do. 😦