Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No More Fandoms!

Amy, you can't give me any more of your fandoms! I don't have time for anymore! Seriously, I swear, this is it!

True story: the other day in physics we were divided up into small groups and assigned a problem. Note: the teacher can be a bit of a troll. A likeable, funny troll (if you're of the disposition to like physics and also the physics teacher, which I luckily am), but still a troll.

We were asked to determine whether horizontal or vertical motion determined the time in two parts of a problem. We came to the unanimous conclusion that vertical motion determined the time in both parts and wrote that down accordingly.

The teacher came by, pointed to our answer for the first part, and announced, "Wrong!" before moving on the next group. We looked at each other, shrugged, erased our answer and put down 'horizontal' instead.

The teacher came by again, pointed to our answer, and said, "Extra wrong!" He moved on. We looked at each other in confusion.

"Neither?" someone suggested.

We put down 'neither'. The teacher came by again. He pointed to our answer and said, "So wrong! If this were on the test, you would automatically lose 100 points."

He moved on. By now, we were quite frustrated. "Both?" someone suggested.

And at that point, I said, "Maybe it's a wibbley-wobbley sort of timey-wimey thing..."

Finally, the teacher had had enough. "The answer to the first part does not depend on vertical or horizontal motion because it's given in the problem! The problem determines the time!"

Cue a groan from the whole class. At least, he proceeded to let us out a few minutes early. You can never go wrong with that.

Even so... *bangs head* ...I do not need another fandom to eat up my life. Do you know how hard it is to cope with so many already?

In Pace Christi,


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