Finally, a break from college! Although it is only a four day break with Physics and Math homework due at the end of it, it is a well needed break for me. I hardly have time to do 'fun' things, let alone necessary things like getting a hair-cut. I know it seems like I hate college, but I don’t. I just hate the Physics course here, my tormentor in chief.
I have no shame in accepting that I do not have a natural aptitude for Physics. I never went for IIT coaching nor did I study Physics for fun. In school, I learnt how to derive Bernoulli's equation, the conservation of linear momentum, Einstein's mass-energy relation and hundred other equations. I come here and I realise that such knowledge is fruitless when you don't know how to solve problems based on those concepts and theories. A friend here commented, "Dude, it's like you know how to stitch clothes but not how to wear it. Ha ha" What other metaphors are people gonna come up with about my Physics skills??
My Math professor, Dr. Goddard is an interesting character. He went to MIT for his undergraduate studies and then to the University of Nebraska for grad school (Generally, it's the other way around). I enjoy his class not because of the Math (he isn't a great teacher) but because of his anecdotes and quotes. For example, "I took French for some time in college, but then I dropped it because I sprained my tongue." Well anyway, we had a Math test yesterday and since it was the day before Thanksgiving, the students wanted to go home early on Wednesday. He had kept the test from 1-2 PM and people were pissed. Arguments in class only led him to mock us, "Go get a waaaamburger and French cries". He is kinda sadistic. The test had 6 questions and it seemed pretty straightforward. The sixth question though was a Goddard special. "Draw a turkey." I think I got that one right.
P.S: What is the similarity between people who don’t drink alcohol and people who drink tea with artificial sweeteners?
They are both teetotalers (tea-total-ers).