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Back to school, or how to feel like an awkward teen again

January 13, 2012

My classes at SLCC started this week and I had an interesting first impression. I had to pick up my books at a different campus than I would be attending. It’s a big building and I had no idea where anything was. In an attempt to find my way, I walked over to the directory map provided:

I know the image is a little small, but do you notice something missing? There’s no little “You Are Here” star. How am I supposed to get my bearings? Oh, I know. I’ll ask the Information Desk.

Me: Where is the bookstore?

Info desk guy: Right outside the east entrance.

Me: (momentary blank stare) Um, ok. Where’s east entrance?

Info desk guy: Did you park in the parking lot?

Me: (duh) Yes… The lot on 17th south.

Info desk guy: Oh, OK. Go around the side of the Grand Theater, straight out the doors. It’s on your left.

Me: (blank stare)

Info desk guy: (turns and starts working on something else)

I simply should have said “Pretend I’ve never been here before and explain how I get to the bookstore.” Of course, I made it to the bookstore, but I ended up taking the long way because of the directions. Not a great first impression. Luckily the people at the front desk of the campus I will actually be attending were more than helpful and friendly. And the classes should be fun, which is really the most important part.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2012 7:56 pm

    Give it time…You will know your way around soon enough πŸ™‚


  2. January 17, 2012 4:42 pm

    I think everyone feels like an awkward teen – first day back at school… first day on the job… first time meeting someone…. Good luck with school!


  3. January 17, 2012 9:00 pm

    Oh, that patternmaking book looks awesome. Would be so great to learn!


  4. January 18, 2012 7:45 am

    Oh geez, I definitely know all about getting lost on campus! Haha. That’s actually how I met my fiance, we were both lost looking for the same class and asked each other for help… the rest is history! πŸ˜€

  5. January 19, 2012 9:34 am

    oh dear. getting lost is the worst. the books look very interesting though! wishing you lots of luck for your new classes! xx

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