Saturday, September 27, 2008

School Rudeness

It is sad in society we have a bunch of rude people.  I think 90% of them go to my school. 

It is no secret that I have low tolerance for morons.  I'm ready to blow at school, so ignore me while I rant about the morons in one of my classes.

I currently am taking pharmacology.  This class is shoved in 6 weeks and we need to know this stuff if we do not want to kill someone.  In our class there are Medical Assistant students and Medical billing and coding students.  These two programs tend to draw the less desirables.   Now I posted about this on a message boards for nurses  and I got flamed big time because people felt I was being judgmental..and maybe I am, but it is with cause, though I found out Friday there is one nursing student who fits into that category.

A little history.  My program has it so that you come in with a group of people, and pretty much you stay with that same group through the program(excluding classes that may have transferred, etc). So I have gotten to know the people in my group pretty well.  Well our group was put with another group of nursing students for this class, and a bunch of these undesirables.

First let me say that not ALL of the MA and BC students are like this..many of them are there to learn, but the ones that aren't sure stand out.  They feel it is their right to come and go as they please in class, to be disruptive, and even sometimes answer their cell phones in the middle of class.  9 times out of 10 they are MA BC students.  It is very distracting.  The ones that are there are there because they are forced to be because of the Welfare to work program.  As long as they are in school, they will continue to receive their checks.  So if they don't get a passing grade, they have to retake it, which means they get to be on welfare longer. I know this for a fact, many of them are very open about it.  As a person getting some assistance, and will be getting even more when I quit my job because of school, I can complain without being judgmental. 

The latest one though was a nursing student to my surprise. What makes it worse, it appears she is with our group, and I will have to put up with her until she fails out, and yes she will fail out. At the end of the class we were going over the answers to our homework.  We got down to the last 2 questions and she shouts out..."34 is 1,000 ml, and 35 is 5 ml...We are done, let's go".  I turned around thinking it HAD to be a MA or BC student, but T behind me says "Dawn she was in our orientation...she had all her A&P classes and med term...remember?" Which translate to that she will be joining us for our next term.  After class, those in my group were discussing it.  First, if she is going to rush a class...what is she going to do when she is nursing?? I dont want her to be my nurse!  Then K said that she has been very laid back so far, but soon as we start Nursing Fund 1, she will no longer be laid back, because she doesn't want to kill a person when she starts working.  I agree totally.  Honestly, I hope K does go off on her, because I'll be behind her pumping my fist in the air saying "YEAH! What she said!"  because though I have low tolerance I let things fester, instead of expressing them...but I think this girl is going to change that real fast.

Ok..done with my rant...just thought I would blow off some steam! LOL   Ohhh and btw...the instructor is addressing this.  She stated when the girl said this that she had NOT dismissed class and it will be dismissed when she says it is.  On our class website, she stated that the rules will be gone over again on Friday and the in and out of class and disruptions will NOT be tolerated and people will not be passed if she feels they are not ready to pass meds.  GOOD FOR HER!  First instructor I have had that is standing her ground!

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Hugs, Hugs and More Hugs!

Ohhhh you all know how busy I have been, I don't need rehash it.  The other day, something happened that energized me.  That is picking up Sunrise from daycare!

You see..I must have been looking pretty bad.  I walked into the daycare and L at the front desk looked at me and said "Wow...are you having a bad day?  I don't mean to sound cruel...but you look exhausted."  I looked at her and laughed and said that school and work were taking a toll on me...I just needed some serious sleep, and she wished me luck getting it, and I proceeded back to Sunrises classroom.

When I go to her classroom, I usually sit and chat with her teacher that is going to do some sitting for me as needed when I start clinicals.  She gives me really interesting information on things she notices about Sunrise, such as the way she colors(she LOVES to color, but funny it is always just circles)...I share with her some amazing things Sunrise has done at home(she knows what yellow and green, and what yellow and red many 2 year olds do you know know this??).  Well we were chatting and Sunrise comes over to me and gives me a hug.  Suddenly, behind her G, her friend since she was 6 weeks old(and I think future husband), decides to come give me a hug...Next thing I knew, E came over and wants a hug....then G again, then E again...I noticed this little girl standing about 5 feet away, just watching as I and the kids laugh.  She had no expression on her face...but she was curious as to what this was all about.  I looked at her with a smile on my face and said " you want a hug too?", she had her finger in her mouth kinda looking down, but never not looking at me...she got a big smile on her face ran towards me and threw her arms around my neck. She pulled back and the next thing I knew all the kids in the classroom were grouped on me for a big a old group hug. 6 2 year olds...a few with snotty noses, all with stuff all over their shirts from lunch or craft time...but I did not care one bit.  Though, my favorite hugs are from Sunrise...the best hug I got that day was from A. 

Today I went to pick Sunrise up...I went into the room, and of course Sunrise ran up to me and gave me her usual hug, but the person running trailing behind her was A.  She wanted her hug from me second.  Of course closely followed behind was the rest of the class...but I didn't care that they knocked me down to give me the hug....It made a great start for the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gasp.... tonight, I am all snuggled up in my bed watching my most informative show Chelsea Lately  the news...and they told us all some news that came out of left field...  I TOTALLY did not see this coming....

Can you handle it????






Be prepared for a shocker!









Yes..Clay Aiken is GAY!! OH MY GOD!  I never saw THAT coming!!!

(Editors note: I am not saying anything against gay people...but come on, you have to agree, when I say..."WELL IT IS ABOUT DAMNED TIME!)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Resolution is done.  I want to thank all of you for your words of advice.

I decided it wasn't a good idea for me to go.  He seems like the type that would fall even more into me if I spent anymore time with him.

So what happened was, I saw the therapist tonight (being seeing one for PTSD, depression and stress)..and we discussed it.  We discussed that regardless of who it is, I am probably better off not dating right now anyways. Soooooooo...Instead of lying, that is what I told him. It is not a good time for me to be dating anyone right now.  I can't afford the extra stress of a relationship on top of Sunrise, and school.  Since school is a major stressor, I should not add to the whole stress of..."Should I go out with him tonight or study for my tests or do my homework".  One added stress I do not need.

Ohhh but all of your comments were very insightful!  I especially like the one that said that I wouldn't find Mr. Right anyways if I was with him.  I so agree..and that was another thing going on in the back of my mind too.

Thanks again! I knew I could count on my bloggy friends. (Or Doogs as MommyPie calls ya!)

Ohhh and by the way...I am soooo far behind again on reading blogs.  I try to get them read daily, but sometimes I cant.  Eventually I do read them, but sometimes, I just don't have the time to comment to everyone. Please know..I hate that I cant but it is so hard some days with all this work!

One last thing and Im off to bed.  Thank you for the awards.  I will get them up, probably this weekend. You people are so good to me!

Take care all...and thanks again.  Talk to you soon!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Keep Hoping Mr. Wrong is Mr. Right....

I have spoken a few times about trucker. He is a wonderful guy, and treats me and Sunrise with the utmost respect and care. However, I have never been able to "connect" with him.

I have tried...and tried. We dated for awhile (I said 4 months..he says 9..LOL) and we never had sex. I had no interest in having sex with him. My big problem is that he treats us so well, why can't I have an interest beyond going out to dinner, or going to events? Part of me wonders if it is because he isn't a "bad boy" that he is not attractive to me...or is it because I just have no intrest in him. It is weird, because before I had a life changing transformation years ago...a guy gave me attention and I was all about getting into a relationship, but now..not so much. He would love to marry me and settle down...and he would offer me the stability I would love so much(though I can accomplish once school is out alone).

Saturday he took Sunrise and I out to dinner. We had a nice dinner, nothing thrilling but it was nice. He invited me to go on a camping trip with him this weekend. I originally told him yes, because I'm thinking..."YES! A kid free weekend!", but now I am regretting it! I don't want to go. Normally, I would go under other circumstances, but with him..ughhh. I know that he will want some..and I wont give what do I do?

I hate to dash his dreams AGAIN!. I am a horrible person I know, don't smack me down for it...But everytime we get into contact, I WISH that this time will be different and that I will magically fall in love with him, but I just don't see it happening.

I hate to tell him..........but I don't want to hurt him. I am never good at this kind of thing.

Have you ever had a person in your life that you wanted it to be more, but just couldn't make yourself accept it?

Any advice? Please don't tell me to just be honest, because I know that is what I SHOULD do..but I just can't bring myself to it.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The World Is Going to End?

I am getting out my sandwich board sign and sitting in the middle of downtown, because many scientists feel that the world is going to end. 

Apparently starting tomorrow, in Sweden I believe, they are going to start up some atom smasher and it will go to the center of the Earth to try and smash an atom.  Now I am not a scientist...but my first thought was, "Um an atom is so tiny that you can not just see one, so how is that going to end the world?"

Well apparently this atom smasher, if it works according to some scientists, will begin eating the world from the inside out.  That just gives me the creeps!  Almost as bad as looking at holey things creep me out(I know..I am weird).

So...tomorrow...I am quitting my job, getting my sandwich board and sitting on the corner.  Wave as you pass by!


I was just being honest...

My mom and I have a habit since the invention of caller ID.  We don't answer the phone unless we know who the number or name is.  This protects us from my bill collectors telemarketers.  I mean...who is really going to answer a call from Market Probe. However, they really need to make it better to show things like "Crazy ex husband who wants you dead", or "another one of your brother's girlfriends" that the local calls with no name, will tell us who it is.

My father on the other hand, apparently thinks that Market Probe must have the answers to life's most important questions, so he answers them...all of them.  And he doesn't hesitate to get the person they are asking for on the phone for them. Thank goodness he is usually not home when I am...except for this past Sunday.

We got a call..and to be honest, I am not sure what the caller ID said...and dad answered it.  Now, I use my cell phone as my home number that my calls do not come through the house and bug them.  When he hands me the phone, I know this can't be good.  So I answer....

Me:  Hello?

Lady: Hi this is so and so from the so and so elections.  We were wondering if you have considered who you are voting for yet?

Me:  Yep...Mickey Mouse..I don't like either candidate.

Lady: (obviously caught off guard): Well..I'd like to say that I am voting for Senator Obama and I think he will do great things for our country.

Me(thinking....well duh..that would be why you would vote for him, you wouldn't vote for him if you thought that the world was going to implode if he is elected):  Umm ok

Lady: I would like to encourage you to consider him to be your next president.

Me: We will see.

Lady:  Ok...thank you for your time <CLICK> this point I shook my head and thought <sigh>"I hate getting phone calls..especially political ones..since I just LOVE politics(insert eye roll here)".

Wouldn't you know it...Dad had went outside...RINGGGG...So I have to get up from watching cartoons a History channel exclusive to answer. 

Me: Hello?
Lady: Hi this is so and so from some elections.  Is ________insert my mom's name there? 
Me:  No..she is not
Lady:  Thank you.

The way I see mom owes me...big time.

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Views versus attacks

Something happened today on a message board I read that really ticked me off. I was going to wait until tomorrow to post, but the whole post is running around and around in my head, and I hope it reads as damned good as it sounds in my mind. LOL

I am sick and tired of personal attacks on people based on what they believe. I mean really...if you don't agree, than don't agree, state your beliefs...try to convince me all you want...but personal attacks are just wrong.  This does not go just with me..but with anyone; public or private.

For instance, I know that many people do not care for Dr. Phil.  I happen to love him, don't agree with some things..but in general I think he is right on.  There are people in the world, who would just flat out attack him because they don't agree with him.

Another example that is on the headlines now...The wonderfully fun political races.  For the record, I do not care for either of the candidates. I plan on voting for Mickey Mouse in fact.  ( a side note..I will say, that I think it is pretty cool that there is a woman in it) I don't agree with many things both candidates say they plan on doing...but I am not going to sit here and call them names and say horrible things about them.  You may think that Palin doesn't need to be in office because of her family "issues", but you shouldn't attack her as a person.

Where am I going with all this?? The view that many people think about single moms, but most importantly single moms (actually parents...not to leave the single dad out of the situation)that get aid from the government. 

DISCLAIMER:  I know that there are many people who abuse the system..OH how I know..but this is not talking about them.

A little background:  I read a message board quite a bit that often has many personal attacks on people(If you are reading is NOT the board I met you one on the message board I am speaking of even know I have a blog).  A few weeks ago a discussion was started regarding United Health Care. The actually thread was not started to discuss on whether it was a good idea or not, but someone asking about certain ramifications of UHC, but it started in a VERY heated debate on whether it is a good idea or not.  I was enjoying many of the posts seeing both sides with the exceptions of a few very boisterous and obnoxious people who started to attack those candidates that support or oppose it...then it started on attacks of people receiving government assisted health care(ie. Medicaid).  One person made the following statement that totally repulsed me:

"A 30 year old single woman who doesn't make enough to support herself sure shouldn't be getting pregnant. Her lack of personal responsibility doesn't entitle her to anything, in my mind, except maybe a 2nd job.
Pregnancy isn't some disease she catches off of a dirty commode seat."

To me this comment showed the lack of intelligence this person has.  As a single woman(ok..not 30..but 35 when I got pregnant), I should not be denied help because of a choice that was made, whether it was the right one or not.

This person was trying to say it was not his responsibility to pay taxes to help support anyone else.  Well..let me tell you this.  I worked for 15 years, 10 of these I was making well above poverty(this was of course BEFORE my daughter).  I paid my share of taxes. When I went back into the workforce, I realized that I needed a better job...then I found out I was pregnant.  So instead of trying for a job that would pay not enough to support me and my daughter(as a starting could have led to a more lucrative position), I decided I needed to do something NOW.  So I decided to go back to school and in order to do that, I went back to school...I know when I get out of school, there are TONS of jobs that will pay me enough to start supporting my daughter and me immediately without any help from government agencies, but until I finish school I require the assistance of the government to help me(not to mention help from my parents..etc).

Then someone suggested that she went to school with 2 kids when she was single, plus worked a full time job in order to provide insurance for her kids...and now that she is married, she works to help provide insurance, and after that and daycare...she is left with $50 a week. People should use family, charities and friends to help, not the government.  I wanted to write back to her and say.."Ya know...if you can do it...GREAT!  But you aren't me.  $50 a week is not going to make it for 2 people.  You may have 50 left but what does your DH have left over...I am willing to bet more than you will admit".

Many people believe that everyone getting assistance are living off of it for no reason other than being lazy.  WTH?  YES it is abused...YES it is not good...YES something needs to happen, but why must you attack others because you just don't understand where they come from?

I am a firm believer in walk a mile in someone elses shoes before you make rash is a shame that many people do not do this.

Does this post make sense??  Because it sure did in my mind..and now I'm questioning whether it was as good as I thought! LOL

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