Friday, October 27, 2006

Chinese School Drop Out

Okay, it's official. I am a Chinese school drop out. I decided it was best for me at this time to drop the class. It was every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. I have learned that I am NOT a good sitter, especially a long day at work. I would stay at school until 5:00 and then go home, let out Hope and then leave again for the torture of being called on and not pronouncing correctly in front of my classmates and not getting it. It was also very informal and without a lot of visual aid, which doesn't suit my learning style. I felt like a big 'ol flopping fish on the river bank struggling for air. At least I learned the important phrases like Hello, thank you, and my name is...I struggled with this decision, but in the end I feel good about it. Deep down, I think I was frustrated that I wouldn't be using it any time soon. So, I have decided to wait and take another class with my mother in the spring with a different teacher. To commemorate my decision, I have composed a top 10 list of why I'm glad that I have become a Chinese School Drop Out

10. I can watch America's Top Model in real time
9. I can eat Wednesday dinner more slowly (I can actually cook!)
8. I don't have to rush out of Wednesday afternoon faculty meetings (teachers weren't appreciating me running over them in the parking lot)
7. I can get my laundry done
6. I don't have to spend the rest of the week studying so I wouldn't look stupid in class
5. I don't have to listen to my classmate talk about how horrible her million dollar house turned out
4. I have time to tutor my nephew two times a week
3. If my mom wants to go to Kohl's for Senior Citizen discount shopping at Kohl's, I can take her
2. My dog can pee at her leisure
1. I have a new version of "Beauty School Drop Out" (Chinese School Drop graduation day for you. Chinese School Drop Out, missed your midterms and flunked Tai Chi")

Yep, feeling better already.