I am not a Simpson’s fan. Never have been. But I had a moment yesterday where the only appropriate words were “Doh!”
I am heading to school next week and have been furiously working on all my assignments. A presentation, a research project, and ONE 8-page paper on the theories of change. I read the syllabus to say “ONE” 8-page paper. I had nearly everything complete and was expecting my weekend to filled with family time and church. I might even relax a bit before being gone for nearly 2 weeks.
Then about 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, one of my fellow classmates sends me an email asking for some help on his SECOND 8-page paper. I began to reply back to him and ask why he was doing 2 papers when only one was required. I thought he must be out of his mind. But just before I hit “send” I opened up my syllabus just to check. Guess what I discovered? I was out of MY mind. I am a total MORON!!! “DOH!!!” There were 2 8-page papers, not 1.
I had totally misread the assignment list. I hadn’t even started on the second paper. I thought I was nearly finished. I thought I was going to have a restful, homework-less weekend. Not so now. My stupidity could have cost me a letter grade and some embarrassing moments in front of my group.
“Uhhh, sir, I just thought there was a misprint in the syllabus…and my dog ate my paper.”
But all hope is not lost. I got straight to the NKU library and set about getting this paper done. I will be finished sometime on Friday. Thanks Rob for sending me that email, otherwise, I would have been in serious trouble.