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Nightmare last night. I was back in school with my toughest teacher,… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Nightmare last night. I was back in school with my toughest teacher, and she decided to have a pop quiz, which involved copying out the homework assigned the night before and fixing any problems with it. The problem was that I hadn't done the homework (since I haven't been in Mrs. D's class for, like, twenty-one years)... and it was several hours worth, and I had to do it in a 40-minute class. One of the problems was a really long and involved logic problem, with twenty different variables, and I had to not only solve it from the clues provided, but use outside knowledge I was supposed to get from a reading assignment I didn't have, again because I hadn't been there for twenty-one years. And all I had was a pink gel pen and one sheet of paper.

Then I woke up to a cat scratch, as Jelly decided to pat my cheek, but had to reach far enough that one claw was extended.
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olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: January 28th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
chienar From: chienar Date: January 29th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
dear lord...

I'd not want to have to take any quiz of Mrs. D's today... and it's only been 19 years for me, and me in a field that actually uses stuff I learned in her class.

that would definitely rate as a scary nightmare.
st_aurafina From: st_aurafina Date: January 29th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I have those "back at school/college to do exam" dreams so often. I wonder what it symbolises, or if there's a purpose to it.
matril From: matril Date: January 29th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I have frequent nightmares about being in math class and realizing I haven't done the homework, or gone to class all semester. I haven't had a math class since high school, and I rarely missed assignments. I don't know where all the nightmares are coming from, but they just keep coming.
reihla From: reihla Date: January 29th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. I thought I was the only one who ever had that dream about not going to class all semester. Funny thing, with me it's always Calculus (which I never took) and for some reason I find out just past the halfway-thru-the-semester mark that I was enrolled in it. You know... too late to catch up, drop or anything. All you can do is fail. Good to know so many other people share my psychosis! :D
matril From: matril Date: January 29th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started having dreams like that before I'd even finished high school, and when I mentioned them to my parents they said, "Oh, yes - and you'll have them for the rest of your life!" Comforting. :P
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 29th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it's understandable for me--I had a major assignment-skipping habit, not helped by the fact that in my school, you could erase the whole year's grade by scoring well on the Regents, because the exam grade, if higher than the class grade, would stand as your GPA at the end of the year. So I'd just skate, do the reading, and then go in and ace the test.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 29th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi Fern:

It is a bit terrifying to think of ending up in the class of a tough or merciless teacher. Wow it almost sounds like an episode of Voldemort invading your brain. Are you writing anything that makes you feel like you are doing work for that teacher again?

Hey at least you have Jelly to save you and bring you back into consiousness. ;-)

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 29th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not really. More likely it's part of my general run of terrifying high school flashbacks. ;p

She was a hard-ass, but she was also one of my favorite teachers. She said on the first day of class, "You will do ten to fifteen points worse in class than you will do on the Regents, because I expect more of you than the state does." Damned if it didn't work out true. I got a 98 on the Regents exam. She apparently didn't grade it, because she came to me in the hall after marks came out and said, "What did you get wrong?"
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