A few months ago I was looking at my work schedule for this fall and I realized something incredible: I will have some time where I’m not doing anything at work.
So I take my newfound knowledge to my supervisors and ask them for permission to take classes, three to be exact, on Tuesday and Thursday night.
They said ‘yes.’
I was stoked.
I paid for the classes, bought my books (books are friggin expensive), got new pens and such*.
Yesterday, Monday, my bosses call me into their office to tell me the news.
[Dramatized for comedic effect]
Bosses: Hey Airman Mcnally, I have a question for you.
Me (all sexy like, 'cuz I am like, insanely cute in my uniform):…?
Bosses: Knock, knock
Me (still being adorable): Who’s there?
Bosses: Not you bitch, 'cuz your ass is going to Iraq.
Me: ::emotear:: (but still sexy)
Ok, it didn’t really happen that way, but I almost wish it did because it makes the story much more interesting.
But really, that’s not a big deal. I’ve already been there, I know what to expect. Whatever. It suck but I’m not really surprised. Another missed Christmas and all that good stuff. But hey, I could really use the money.
I got to my scheduled class today and speak with the teacher. I tell her my situation. She tries to be helpful but because of the syllabus requirements chances are there’s no way I can get above a “C.” Possibly a “B-.” I’m probably going to drop that class because to me, that is unacceptable.
I then go to my history teacher with my problem and see if we can work something out.
“I just found out yesterday that I will be deploying soon. Is there any way I can finish out the semester through correspondance? I will have access to the internet so I can e-mail you papers. If there’s a test I can have an officer proctor it. If you need to mail me something I will pay for the shipping. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
Well, I guess that’s that then.
I’m not done yet though. I’m trying to get a hold of my psychology teacher to work something out. I don’t think that’ll work though. So I’m talking with a councilor tomorrow to see about getting me into an online course. And if that doesn’t work, see about getting me my full refund for dropping the classes. I’m hoping for the former, but if not, then it doesn’t happen.
I’m not really mad or anything. Just kinda sucks. Oh well, this time next year I’ll be separated and a student full time.
And hopefully drunk somewhere with a hot blond girl who has no idea what my name is.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot that I have an aunt on this board, so yeah. Don’t tell Nana I’m deploying yet. I have no idea when I’m going to tell her.
*The highlight of any school year is the new school supplies. I love purchasing different types of pens and pencils. The notebook, on the other hand, is a very important purchase. You cannot just choose one willy nilly. You have to find just the right one.