When I was in college I had this really great world civilizations professor. He was nice, he was passionate about his subject, and he genuinely wanted his students to succeed. It was one of the few classes I never read the textbook for because he gave us all the information we needed and even gave us all the answers to the studyguides before exams.
But he was also the most scatterbrained person I've ever met.
Normally when teachers would pass out papers, they'd count how many people were in each row and hand that many papers to the person in the front for them to take one and pass the rest back. Sometimes the teacher might even walk up and down the rows handing one paper to each person. This was a small class, maybe 20 students, so it would've been entirely doable.
Instead, what he did was randomly run around the room in a frenzy handing papers to random people in different rows, completely willy-nilly. He'd hand one to the first person in row 1, then rush over to row 4 and hand one to the third person back, then walk over to row 2 and hand one to the last person, etc. And every single day of class---I kid you not, this happened every single day we had class, without fail---he'd finish passing papers out and ask who didn't get one, and half the students would raise their hands. He'd then be genuinely, sincerely perplexed as to how half the students didn't have papers and would finish handing them out.
And don't even get me started on the way he wrote notes on the white board.
So why am I telling you this? Because, my friends, apparently the lawn mower guy at my apartment complex uses the exact same method.
I'm not a morning person. I'm a night person (in case you didn't get that from my blog name and my bio). I stay up late, and I get up late. I don't like my sleep being interrupted by lawn mowers. If it just passed by my apartment window once, that'd be one thing. But I swear, no exaggeration, it just keeps coming back for hours. It'll wake me up outside my window at 9:30 am. Then it'll be back at 11:00. Then it'll be back again at 1:00 pm. Then again at 2:30 because YES, HE'S STILL FREAKING MOWING THE LAWN FIVE HOURS LATER. The man needs some pointers because, if he wasn't just driving around in circles, doubling back on the same spots over and over, he would probably get the job done a lot faster, and I would definitely feel a lot less aggravation.
And that, folks, is the story (I use the word loosely) of that one college professor I had and the guy who mows the lawn. The end. Now for your regularly scheduled weekly update!
Nothin’ new to report!
Books I Finished:
I know! Only one book! It’s unusual for me, but I’m forcing myself to put reading on hold until I get some other things done that I’ve been procrastinating. And clearly my plan is working well since I still have not done the things I needed to do, and I got hardly any reading done. Not to mention I already gave up and am halfway through another book.
Song of the Week:
“I’m Lost Without You” by Blink 182 – I saw it on someone’s music-related TTT and have just been listening to it a lot since then. It’s great if you like songs that give you all the feels. Though I might be biased since Blink 182 makes me nostalgic, thus giving me extra feels.
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