Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A post of NOTE...

I've been having issues with notetakers lately.

I hold a pen very awkwardly due to my CP, as I think I mentioned here before. As a result, I write slowly and I get bad hand pain when I write. I usually use an AlphaSmart to type my notes, but obviously I can't do that in math. So I have a notetaker. In past years, all of my notetakers have been more than happy to do my notes, and I've had no problems. Not the case this year.

First of all, it took my math teacher a week just to find me a notetaker. That in and of itself was annoying. She picked a girl who sits two seats behind me, which was also slightly annoying, because then my notes have to go through a whole assembly line before they get to me. But I could live with that. Until my notetaker started annoying me...

First she told me she didn't want to carry the looseleaf. I let that one go. After all, I have a whole backpack, I can carry the looseleaf. Then she told me she didn't want to carry the carbon paper because it got all over her clothes. I was slightly more annoyed at that one, but again, I let it go. Again, I have the space to carry it. Then on Friday:

Notes Girl: *groans* "Oh, I'm so tired!! Do I have to do the notes today?"
Me (slightly grumpy): "Yes. You do."
Notes Girl: *shoves looseleaf and carbon paper into Random Girl's face* "Here! Do you want to do the notes today?"
Random Girl: "Umm...okay."

Then Random Girl asked her how to do the carbon paper. Not me. She asked the girl who's only been doing my notes for a month and didn't get the hang of the carbon paper for like two weeks. Am I just being picky, but isn't that just so wrong??

And that whole exchange came right after I heard one of the custodians comment to another that "The wheelchairs are coming." when he saw my friends coming down the hall. Hello?? Wheelchairs don't ride down the hall by themselves! There are people in them!!

Yeah. So I asked Random Girl to do my notes from now on because there was no way I was asking the other girl again. She seemed to want to do it. Seemed being the operative word. We'll see how this all unfolds....

4 comments :

Lisa said...

What, your school asks students in your class to make notes for you?

WTF?

OK, I can see how that might work in an emergency situation where an adult, paid, notetaker is off sick.

But as an every day solution? It's shit. It just makes you come across to your classmates as a burden, not an equal.

Spaz Girl said...

yeahh...not to mention that i haven't even blogged about my most recent notetaking troubles...i'm now on notetaker #4 and recently she suddenly switched her seat to the other side of the room without telling me. so now every day it's an assembly line "can you pass the looseleaf and the carbon paper to (insert girl's name here)?" and when she has to give my notes back at the end of class it's the same thing. i can tell she doesn't really want to do it but i honestly really have no other choice, it's almost the end of the school year and i need her to do it for just a little while longer. now i'm trying to think of a way to avoid such problems next year...

Anonymous said...

Hi Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

Spaz Girl said...

Anon - of course, feel free, as long as you credit me/link back to here!