So I’ve barely had a week of school yet I’ve managed to completely embarrass myself multiple times.
But for the sake of time (and the possibility of boring you to tears) I’ll tell just of two accounts- one not technically my fault.
The first occured in my Statistics 212 course. I walked into the huge auditorium my stats class is located in (which contains about 500+ students when full) and chose a non-descript seat in the far back right hand side of the classroom. It’s not a seat that draws particular attention to me, and it’s not too far back to look like a slacker. Anyway- I’m sitting there and the room has about 100 students in it already and I look over to the left to see my friend Rose sitting there (looking dead tired) so I text her and tell her to look to her right rather than yelling to her across the room. She eventually sees me and heads over to sit by me.
Soon after this man (who I would assume to be the age of 60-ish) comes over to Rose and I and introduces himself and asks for our names. We tell him and he shakes her hands and says it’s very nice to meet us. Immediately after he walks down the stairs to the front podium (yes he’s the professor) and Rose and I look at one another completely confused as to why he chose us out of the crowd of at least 300 students by that point. Then he begins speaking and through mid sentence stops looks up into the crowd and says, “Kimmi you’re not intimidated are you?” it takes me a second to realize he’s actually addressing me from the class of 500 students. I answer “no….” in a really unsure voice and he begins talking again about his syllabus. Then he does it again, stops randomly and asks me ANOTHER question. By the end of class EVERYONE knows my name. The girl sitting behind me even dropped her notebook and said, “Kimmi, can you hand me that?”— Yes folks, a stranger I never met, calling me by name. And I wonder…. why do things like this always happen to me.
The second embarrassing story is from today, and is all on me. So inbetween my Speech Language Pathology intro course and ASL I have an hour break so I always head back to my dorm and peruse myspace do really important things. So today I was running a little bit late- but not too bad considering my ASL class is literally a minute away from where I live. So I head over and usually there are a ton of kids sitting in the hall waiting for the class before us to get out. But today there was no one- so I automatically assume the previous class has already been dismissed and everyone is sitting in the classroom. So full of confidence- I fling open the door and walk in, right at that moment I realize it IS the class that has not been dismissed yet. Obviously all eyes are on me- as I walk casually to the back of the classroom and sit down. (I mean honestly, I was too far in to just turn around and exit). To make matters worse- the professor from that class is the same one that I had so she was able to witness my glorious moment of stupidity.
So that’s about it for now… we’ll see what else I can muster up tomorrow. 🙂