As I wait for my professor to resolve the technical issues that inevitably occurred this morning – I have yet to experience the entire hour and a half of this particular class – I felt compelled to write out my frustration in the hopes that I would be able to channel some of that frustration elsewhere. Now, I don’t pretend to be a poet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the art form. People sing even when they are tone deaf, or they dance even if their feet are lacking any kind of coordination. Why? Because it’s fun! It’s just one of those things that people do, usually without cause, and being able to do it well or not does not matter in the least.
So, using my grade twelve English poetry skills, I present to you a poetic tale of a university student who tries desperately not to make a scene.
State of Flux
I sit here, butt sore from a hard chair, eyes blinded by a blue screen.I wait … and wait … and wait …
Chatter, clatter, and a vibrating phone in my pocket.
I continue to wait … and wait … and wait a little more …
The teacher speaks, and I look up in expectancy … only to face the disappointing glow of the blue screen.
To my great displeasure, I am forced to wait yet again …
The lecture flashes briefly on the screen, igniting hope that it will finally commence!
The moment arrives, and passes just as quickly, replaced by that glaring blue screen.
Should I continue to wait?
Apologies and excuses, after a mind numbing 30 minutes, and a slowly numbing butt.
Can I continue to wait?
The screen goes from blue, to green, to blue once more.
I’m not waiting anymore.
I open my mouth, frustration and fatigue controlling my cognitive functions.
As I prepare to protest … Oh, she has begun the lecture.
I sit back and stew in a metaphorical puddle of my unreleased anger.
I detest being in such a state of flux.
I hope that was able to give you at least a little bit of an idea of how I felt this morning. I’m the kind of person who actually smiles at the prospect of going to school everyday, so experiencing this level of frustration is a rarity in my case.
That’s all for today, and as always, happy reading!