Now, this is only my second week of school, but since it’s an accelerated program, there is a test or a quiz, or both every two days, and sometimes every day. Our teacher has been good about going over all our tests and studying each question and answer thoroughly before she hands them to us. We go over the homework together and all complain equally about how the book frequently doesn’t have half of what’s on the paper. All of us, except one.
The first time I saw this woman, I thought, “Wow! She’s already pissed and the class hasn’t even started yet!” Then I realized she just suffered from ‘resting b*tch face’. She’s not mean or anything, she just looks annoyed about something all the time. And apparently, she has a reason to be. While I was sitting in the computer lab at lunch, taking a test/survey online, my teacher sat next to me. She told me that she had a discussion with some of the senior faculty and staff about how anti-social and irritated my fellow classmate has been. We’ve offered to go over the same homeworks together, but she doesn’t join us. She then asks us questions about that homework after we’ve all finished and turned it in. Which is slightly annoying.
When class was over and done and she had packed up and left, my teacher told all of us that she did not do well on the three tests we took today. Apparently, the rest of us all got in the A range of grading, except for her, and she was not happy about it. But, she doesn’t study with us, and we don’t know if she even studies at home. Now, there have been times where I forget to study, and I’m cramming it in right before the paper is put on my desk. But I’ve still got A’s, and that’s what my teacher and the school are looking for. It was kind of sad, but she is disconnected from the rest of us and chooses to be that way. My teacher said she felt bad, but she didn’t want us to feel obligated to bring her into our circle anymore if she didn’t want to be there. When our modules start getting harder, it will feel like that one saying: “You don’t have to out run the bear; you just have to out run the other guy.” She will become that ‘other guy’ to us, but it’s her own fault.
And on that note, it’s been real!