Fact of the Week
When Thomas Edison was confined to a wheelchair in the last years of his life, his friend Henry Ford bought one too, so that they could have wheelchair races.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I hate final exams! Why do professors feel they must torment you by making you endure a final exam! This stupid test brought my grade from an A to a B. I shouldn't complain because that is still a good grade, but an A would have been better! If you can do the work, who cares if you can't "regurgitate" useless facts! What a bunch of hoops to jump through! Sometimes I wonder why someone who has been doing a certain job all of their life (and does it well I might add) must be paid less than someone who has "been to school" for the same job, yet knows nothing about how it works in the real world. Don't get me wrong, I am learning a lot, but I know that when I am done, I really won't have any clue as to how to apply it to the "real" world. It scares me. It also scares me that I am doing this while staring 40 in the face, while everyone else about to enter the work force right after school is about half my age. I think real world experience should count for a lot more than it does. I guess this is just another way to say, I am afraid to grow up!