Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lost in Space

For the past two days I've been working on my English and Statistics classes. The English class focuses on business communication such as how to tactfully tell an employee that their body odor is grossing everybody out in the office to how to fire someone, how to tell someone that their qualifications suck and there is no room in the company for dweebs like you...etc, etc. You say it all in a professional way, of course.


First of all, when I read in the book "Find another way to say "Your body odor is offensive", I sit there for a minute and think..."Would anyone actually say that to a person anyway?...I mean, does this actually need to be taught??" Then I sit there and have to come up with a more professional way to say it and what I come up with is GRADED.


Concerning statistics, I feel better about it all. I completed all of my homework finally and doing the homework made me actually feel a little confident. I understand and can do standard deviations, finding the mean, mode, median, range, class boundaries, class width, finding the cumulative frequency of a frequency distribution, what the empirical rules are and what Chebyshev's rule is. I am actually understanding it all now and can complete the work. *whew*

The question is if I can do well on the test that I have to take online this week. The test is due by this Sunday night. I have to work tomorrow through Sunday for 12 hours a day and I hope like hell that I can squeeze in who knows how much time it will take to complete the test. The professor said that it's approximately 30 questions. We shall see about that...

Then on Monday I go to work and back to school to take the mid-term that has about that many questions. And then I will fall to pieces to the floor in exhaustion.

I'm tired. I have so much on my mind that I want to share here. I want to really tell it like it is, but the problem I have is that I don't know where to start. I am so sick of so many things and I don't know where to begin.

I need help. I can't even help myself now.


Anonymous said...

I'll pray for you. We all seem to be falling apart lately.

I think you can do well on that test. :) we usually have about 50 questions and we take about an hour and a half. you'll do better. :D

haha, the business communication thing just seems like a lesson in tactfulness. I agree if someone has offensive body odor, you probably wouldn't tell them. I'd probably give them a nice deodorant as a gift though; just leave it on their desk. :)

Anonymous said...

and by the way, I think prayer will help too. I mean, God always knows what to do, what's best. :)


Anonymous said...

Honestly, I'd rather take the stat class that the insufferable business class. I mean, what's the correct way to tell someone their body odor is gassing everyone in the room?

My guess is an anonymous note: Bathe or we'll bash your head in with the nearest computer keyboard!!

I'm kidding. Perhaps an anonymous note wrapped around a bar of soap that reads: Please use regularly.

Anonymous said...

and her Mom said,
I'm sorry you're having a rough time right now but we are all here to listen and to try to help you even if it is just by listening. I know how frustrating it can all get.
Hang in there. It sounds like you're going through a really rough spot.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like work.

Anonymous said...

and her Mom said,
We have a present for you over on our blog. We hope it makes you feel better. Come on over and pick it up when you have time.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, you'll be fine. The sun always rises.

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