I had my once a semester appointment with my advisor Monday. Wow, what an ass. I was in there for a total of 5 minutes which was long enough for him to look at me like I was an idiot at least 20 times. Here’s how it went.
Me: “Hi Richard, I’m sorry I am about 15 minutes early, can I come in?
RF: “Why not, everyone has been early today.”
Me: “That’s nice, at least you’ll get to go to lunch early.”
RF: Blank stare then “Do you have any questions for me?”
Me: “Yes, I’ll try to make this quick so you can go to lunch.” Pulling out sheet of questions.
RF: Looking at me like I have ruined his day.
Me: “I am planning on taking this class for my visual & performing arts credit, will that double
count as an upper level history course?”
RF: Looks at me like I am an idiot “Yes, any more questions?”
Me: Deliberately slowing down proceed to ask 3 more questions
RF: Continues to look at me like I am a brainless idiot.
Me: “Thanks for your time RF, see you next semester”
RF: Stares at me as to say die, die, die.
All in all, not a bad visit. It turns out I might actually graduate before my thirtieth birthday! With the classes that double count, I have 24 hours left.
I am taking 12 hours next semester & possibly 6 hours in the summer (If there are any short session classes.) That leaves me with 6 hours to take in Fall ’08. I have to take a reading and writing intensive “capstone” course which is the work of 3 classes, so I am glad I won’t have a full course load.
I could do an internship as my capstone, but those are hard to come by unless you want to intern for one of the cranky, old, tenured professors.
I will be so glad to finish, though I have no idea what I am going to do with a history degree. I think eventually Grad school. What else can you do?