« on: September 12, 2005, 11:09:37 PM »
Here's a real winner, happened to me today:
Most of us are running late for Class B because Class A went over. As I'm sitting down and powering up my laptop, prof calls on me--not to discuss the assignment we've been given but to discuss the PREVIOUS assignment. Completely unfair, but not usually a problem.. just bring up the old briefs and refresh my memory.. even though it has been 6 days and he said we were finished with the previous one.
All of a sudden I can't find any of files. Not a single one. None of my class notes, briefs, etc. Completely gone from my laptop. Terror and panic ensued.
I tried to explain that I had prepared but couldn't find them on my laptop, figuring honesty was the best approach. Wrong!
The professor was merciless. Embarrassed me badly and sarcastically for the entire class period and told me in front of everyone that "I sincerely hope you know how to prepare better than this for class." And, of course, if I made excuses I'd look like a whiner. Law school--you can cry when you're dead!