Last Friday I was thrilled to get into an online class that I had been wait listed to get in.
And then I listened to the first lecture and understood immediately why so many people had dropped out of the class, enabling me to get in.
I immediately regretted my acceptance into the class, but there was nothing I could do - I was screwed. I had to take the class because Friday was also the absolute last day to register for classes - as well as the last day to drop the less than desirable ones without any financial consequence.
So I'm stuck listening to this professor all semester who I can hardly understand because his accent is so thick. I don't want to make this out to be or sound racist. I have plenty of friends and acquaintances from all around the world - some with fabulous accents, that can, at times, be challenging to understand. However, I don't pay money to listen them talk, nor do they make take exams on what they say.
You may think I'm exaggerating. I promise. I'm not.
In fact, a King's student worker dropped by my cubicle this evening as I was listening to yet another miserable lecture.
She came to inquire, "What language is that in?"
I placed the lecture on pause and explained, "It's English - with a really heavy accent."
"Really? I thought you were listening to a lecture in Estonian or something. I was like wow - Katrina must be so smart."
Shoot. Maybe I should have played it off... it's always good to have the students you work with think you're smart...
I haven't told my dad the news yet, but I know he'll get a kick out of it - and then he'll say something about how he always requests a different doctor when he gets one that he can't understand.
My dad's a great man - and funny.
Last time I was wait listed for a class, and asked my dad to pray that I'd get in, he was thoroughly confused. Rather than wait listed, he thought I was trying to get into a weightlifting class. He couldn't understand first off, why I would want to take a weightlifting class, and secondly, why in the world would Fuller Theological Seminary be offering such a class.