So this has been a very interesting and hectic week. It was the first week of school and I was super excited about the class I am taking this quarter (Cancer Biology). It is finally something relevant to my field of interest and I am hoping to learn as much as I can from it (since I really don't study anything on my own). The first class was a basic intro into Cancer, stuff I had already learned in undergrad, but nonetheless great to hear again. The second class was on the pathology of cancer and something I knew nothing about. Being super excited for this class, I unusually leave the house late and get to campus 5 minutes before the start of class. I am being cheap this quarter as well and decided not to buy a permit and instead opted to get a day permit for a few hours. Little did I know, depending on what section of campus you are parking, the price per hour is more expensive. So realizing that I would have to pay $8 for 2 hours, I decide to move my car at the last minute (already late so who cares) to a section that will only charge me $4 for 2 hours. I luckily find a spot to park quickly, get the permit, run back to my car, put it on my dashboard and make a run for class in my not so great shoes (why do I do this to myself).
I make it to class about 10 minutes late. I come to open the class door and it is locked. You have got to be kidding m!. I think to myself, idiot, you were so late that they moved the class. Luckily someone hears my tapping and opens the door. I walk into class and stand at the door for 30 seconds, looking around myself in comeplete confusion, as I can't recognize anyone in the class. I didn't recognize the professor either, as this class has rotating instructors. A new one everyday or every week. So finally it occurs to me to just sit, but I keep pausing. Eventually I turn to the guy nearest the door and ask him if this is indeed Cancer Bio and he looks at me, like the idiot that I am, and says YES, it is!. So I sit down and try to get myself together, pull out my notebook and pencil and start to listen to the lecture when all of a sudden my nose starts to run. Thankfully I had a tissue, so I bend down to get and it and all of a sudden (thankfully in time) realize my nose is bleeding. Completely mortified, I grab the tissue and quickly run out of class and to the bathroom (which of course took me a while to find). So grabbing all the tissue I could, I could not get my nose to stop bleeding. I did also the fancy bending and pinching I could think of but nothing.
For what seemed like eternity (probably really only 10-15 min) my nose kept bleeding. All the while I am thinking, why now. Why when I actaully have a class that I care about does this happen. It's not that hot outside, I don't have a cold and I definitely am not looking for an excuse to skip class. Eventually I realize the angrier I get the longer it;s going to take for this blasted nose to stop. Eventually it seems to start clotting up, and I get back to class, with a wad of napkins in one hand. I am so unfocused over all this it really takes me a while to get myself together again. The class goes on and I learn quite a lot, but all the while feeling so embarrassed that this new lecturer thinks I am a disrespectful student who probably could care less about where I am and who he is (Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine). Little did he know I was just having one of those days. So class finishes and I walk back to my car to realize that in the rush of things, not only did I not lock my car, but I hadn't actually gotten a parking pass for 2 hours, but for 1 hour instead. By Gods mercy I did not get a ticket. If I had, I can't even tell you what I would do.
Moral of the story, get your lazy @#$% out of the house earlier next time and always have a tissue on hand!