In a hopes to reduce the preschool cost, next semester I had planned on only going to school Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This will have A going from all day on Monday-Friday to all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and half days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will reduce the preschool expense by more than 60%.
Because of this new schedule, I have a strict plan as to which classes and hours I can take. Time wise, I was able to get the perfect schedule. All of my classes will be one right after the other, and I still get out early on Fridays. Although I was worried about how this was going to affect my social life at school, I knew this schedule was a bit more important. Luckily, a few of the girls I have made great friends with, will be in several of my classes.
So, what's my complaint? Having to test out of this next Math class first, I am unable to schedule my Math class for the Spring until after I get those exam results. Time slot wise, I only have three options for professors for this particular class. I really wanted to talk to these professors now, to let them know about my plan, in case their classes fill up, so that I can see if they can help me get into that time slot. I emailed the professor I had decided to take. Although I take Rate My Professors with a grain of salt, none of my potential professors for this class had a very good rating. Still, I am more concerned about the time slot than the attitude of the professor.
Then I got the response from the professor. It was, without a doubt, the biggest douche bag of a response ever. He didn't even read the email. Clearly, I was going to have to go with a different professor. If I disliked this guy this much before taking his class, I could tell he would probably be a bigger douche bag in person.
Instead of emailing one of the other two professors, I've decided to try to go to their office first. I've decided on which of the two to talk to, I just hope he isn't a douche bag, too.
This is the hard part of school. Professors are so used to ignorant and/or lazy student that they lump together even the ones that enjoy learning. I'm going into Mathematics. I need my Math professors to be as open and helpful as possible.
This next semester is going to be even harder than the first one emotionally. If I thought the custody shit was hard the first semester, it's only going to get even more emotionally draining with a pending court hearing to determine the long term custody arrangements for A. I need my professor to be aware and understanding about this potential news. My professors this semester have been amazingly supportive. Although I've turned in everything on time, they also understand when I've had bad days or weeks it wasn't because I didn't care about school. I don't expect my professors to make exceptions for me, I just need them to be understanding.
Is that really so hard to ask?