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    Term Papers

    Don't take this serious guys, its meant to be lighthearted. When I can, I'll make the video that adds the tone to it. But seriously, don't take this serious.

    You know when you have one of those really great and happy days, or when you get so lucky you don’t even know how it happened? Hopefully, we’ve all had those days, and I know someone did today.

    Today, February 24 2012, was term paper day for me in English. My past history with these savage beasts has never been a positive one. Really, due to my own faults, I had never turned my term paper on time. It's not something to brag about, but it was something to fix. I was determined to avoid the stress of procrastination, so I worked diligently as should have. I was determined to avoid having nightmares, so I worked hard into the night. I was determined to turn this term paper in on time. And what a beautiful, simplistic objective it was, but what an ugliness it contained.

    Nearing the end of fourth period, the weather kicked in and it rained like some kid who doesn’t have time for similes. Then it would stop, and then it would get harder, and then stop again. On the final rinse cycle, I was about to run to lunch, acquire bagged goodies, then dash a mach four into the computer lab. And it all went down from there.





    Tornado drill, -10 minutes lunch time plus additional delay
    Left book at home, reduced time paragraph length
    Got book from friend, increased paragraph length
    Sudden college counselor meeting, unknown delay
    Unable to find correct area, -5 minutes
    Attempted to speed thru meeting, +2 disappointed parents
    Increased questions, lunch time reduced to zero
    Skipped assembly, + 50 minutes
    Teacher walks by, -2 minutes hiding under table
    Teacher walks by, -2 minutes hiding under table
    Teacher walks by, -2 minutes hiding under table
    Teacher walks by, -2 minutes hiding in a peer group
    Derailed by proofreading errors, unable to complete Two Quotes
    Printer not working today, unable to print paper
    Library, not enough money to print
    Acquire money from friends, friends are at assembly
    More teachers, hides in nurse’s bathroom for the remainder of time
    Distracted by a teacher’s room with lights on a printer, door is locked
    Goes back to lab to email, student account freezes up
    Bell rings, summoned to class
    Failure





    The events that occurred to be today were heartbreaking. The events had chosen this day, 2/24/12, to fall upon me, and I was caught unprepared. No, the truth is… it’s the universe out to get me. You can often step on the universe and you don’t know it, but it actually gets small bits of revenge on you. One person isn’t anything, but everyone becomes too much. The universe becomes enraged and someone is gonna get it all. Now are beloved universe is a jerk, and its here to disembowel you. Well you know what? There will be days its not gonna get that sweet revenge on you, and that’s when you get those really especially good days.

    Yeah, you do, don’t you? You enjoy them. I bet you take it for granted, right? I know you do. I’m not blaming the universe…actually I take that back, I am blaming the universe. You don’t stop think that someone right now is getting all that waterlogged crap. The universe works how it wants and I’m not even mad. And you know what, I was that guy. I dare you to tell me that people have it worse than me, come on, I dare you. You would probably be right and I'll feel bad, but I don’t care, caused I’m getting owned. I did all the ‘right’ things and that’s why the universe chose that day…today. I’ve been just as guilty as everyone else, but I didn’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this and there is no other way to explain the almost disgusting negligible chance of this happening. The universe works how it wants and I’m not even mad. And now I’m butt hurt. I got out class went to the next one knowing my next teacher would let me print it out, but today was a sub. Bad timing, unlucky you think? No its not. You’re wrong. The universe works how it wants and I’m not even mad. Don’t you forget how butt hurt I am. Don’t you forget how butt hurt some other guy, gal, or whatever was in the world. And don’t you take it for granted when you get that glorious day. I won’t find you if you decide to and I couldn’t find you easily. But still if you do, I won’t be mad, but try and take something from this. If you don’t take anything, I still won’t be mad. So much happened today, why would I be mad? I shouldn’t be mad, I can’t be mad. Not today, I’m not mad today.
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    So sorry this happened!!I hope it all gets worked out...
    I've had days like this before where it just sucks...I remember one time where I forgot one of my books but I had put it in my backpack so somehow it must've jumped out of my backpack...and it all got worse from there...

    Maybe you could tell your teacher that your printer wasn't working?? Most of my teachers seem to understand when that happens...

    You have to pay to print paper?! Seems way too extreme...


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    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    So sorry this happened!!I hope it all gets worked out...
    I've had days like this before where it just sucks...I remember one time where I forgot one of my books but I had put it in my backpack so somehow it must've jumped out of my backpack...and it all got worse from there...

    Maybe you could tell your teacher that your printer wasn't working?? Most of my teachers seem to understand when that happens...

    You have to pay to print paper?! Seems way too extreme...
    Yeah I told her, but failure came in my drive to succeed in the timing.
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    Why not just give your teacher a copy of this rant?

    Some days are just out to get ya... But to put things in perspective, it's just a term paper for what sounds like high school. It's definitely one of those things that seems really stressful and dumb but ultimately compared to the rest of the obligations and responsibilities you will face in life you will realize how trivial it really is. That's not even bringing into account the people all across the world who are facing third world or worse problems. I am sure there are many Syrians that would argue that your day was not all that bad.

    I failed many classes and didn't turn in many final projects in high school. I still managed to graduate because when it comes down to it high school just isn't that hard.

    Anyway, Hope your luck turns around.
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    A couple of months ago, didn't you say you were going to change? Drama llama...

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    Thanks for the support guys. She didn't tell me whether or not she was going to penalize me, but I hope not. I don't even wanna imagine my harder history one due in a month :|
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    Yeesh. Sounds like a really bad day!

    Yesterday I had to print something out at lunch and I did not have the requisite ten cents. I was running around all over the place offering Bio tutoring in exchange for ten cents...

    Hopefully your teacher will not dock marks!
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    I'm confused, Kirby. You say you were determined not to procrastinate but you still didn't finish it on time?

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