OT - one irresponsible student

OT - one irresponsible student

Post by Irrational Numbe » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:00:24



I interview high school students applying
to my alma mater and, in almost 10 years,
ALL of them have been responsive and
prompt (okay, one was late, but he apologized
profusely).  Now, I have one student who was
supposed to come by on Wednesday night and
she did not show up.  I emailed her that night,
just asking if she wanted to reschedule.  She
finally emailed me this morning with this
message:  "my bad!  I got the days mixed up".

Sheesh!  I am actually not even interviewing
this season because I can't guarantee that I
have one quiet hour per student!  Someone at
the admissions office has been giving out my
name, so I have to, because I'm already the
second or third alum that the student has
contacted, so I do respond, and I'm happy to
do so.  BUT, surely she could have made her
interview time!!!!!

-- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by polly esthe » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:01:01


I was the recipient of one of those cutesy-poo "my bad" apologies just once.
I won't tell you that it made me so angry that my hair caught on fire; it
was much worse.  It took us days and lots of dollars to correct a mistake
she had made and her indifference topped-off by her Barbie doll apology was
unacceptable.  Try to never ever say, "my bad" in front of me.  Termination
will be inevitable.  Polly


Quote:
>I interview high school students applying
> to my alma mater and, in almost 10 years,
> ALL of them have been responsive and
> prompt (okay, one was late, but he apologized
> profusely).  Now, I have one student who was
> supposed to come by on Wednesday night and
> she did not show up.  I emailed her that night,
> just asking if she wanted to reschedule.  She
> finally emailed me this morning with this
> message:  "my bad!  I got the days mixed up".

> Sheesh!  I am actually not even interviewing
> this season because I can't guarantee that I
> have one quiet hour per student!  Someone at
> the admissions office has been giving out my
> name, so I have to, because I'm already the
> second or third alum that the student has
> contacted, so I do respond, and I'm happy to
> do so.  BUT, surely she could have made her
> interview time!!!!!

> -- Anita --


 
 
 

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Post by woodys gir » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:19:01


Where does that saying come from?   I have been hearing it more and more
lately and I was just asking Brian the other day is it from a movie,
music,celebrity or what?  It is really starting to get to me as well.  I
even had it in an email at work the other day,  GRRR!!

Woody's Girl  in snowy cold Alberta


Quote:
>I was the recipient of one of those cutesy-poo "my bad" apologies just
>once. I won't tell you that it made me so angry that my hair caught on
>fire; it was much worse.  It took us days and lots of dollars to correct a
>mistake she had made and her indifference topped-off by her Barbie doll
>apology was unacceptable.  Try to never ever say, "my bad" in front of me.
>Termination will be inevitable.  Polly



>>I interview high school students applying
>> to my alma mater and, in almost 10 years,
>> ALL of them have been responsive and
>> prompt (okay, one was late, but he apologized
>> profusely).  Now, I have one student who was
>> supposed to come by on Wednesday night and
>> she did not show up.  I emailed her that night,
>> just asking if she wanted to reschedule.  She
>> finally emailed me this morning with this
>> message:  "my bad!  I got the days mixed up".

>> Sheesh!  I am actually not even interviewing
>> this season because I can't guarantee that I
>> have one quiet hour per student!  Someone at
>> the admissions office has been giving out my
>> name, so I have to, because I'm already the
>> second or third alum that the student has
>> contacted, so I do respond, and I'm happy to
>> do so.  BUT, surely she could have made her
>> interview time!!!!!

>> -- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:34:16


The first recollection I have of the phrase is from sports.  It's a quick
way for an athlete to apologize to a teammate for a missed play of some
sort.  It often has a chest thump with it...."thump, I made a boo boo.  So
sorry."  takes too long.  "thump, my bad" is quicker.
KJ


Quote:
> Where does that saying come from?   I have been hearing it more and more
> lately and I was just asking Brian the other day is it from a movie,
> music,celebrity or what?  It is really starting to get to me as well.  I
> even had it in an email at work the other day,  GRRR!!

> Woody's Girl  in snowy cold Alberta



>>I was the recipient of one of those cutesy-poo "my bad" apologies just
>>once. I won't tell you that it made me so angry that my hair caught on
>>fire; it was much worse.  It took us days and lots of dollars to correct a
>>mistake she had made and her indifference topped-off by her Barbie doll
>>apology was unacceptable.  Try to never ever say, "my bad" in front of me.
>>Termination will be inevitable.  Polly



>>>I interview high school students applying
>>> to my alma mater and, in almost 10 years,
>>> ALL of them have been responsive and
>>> prompt (okay, one was late, but he apologized
>>> profusely).  Now, I have one student who was
>>> supposed to come by on Wednesday night and
>>> she did not show up.  I emailed her that night,
>>> just asking if she wanted to reschedule.  She
>>> finally emailed me this morning with this
>>> message:  "my bad!  I got the days mixed up".

>>> Sheesh!  I am actually not even interviewing
>>> this season because I can't guarantee that I
>>> have one quiet hour per student!  Someone at
>>> the admissions office has been giving out my
>>> name, so I have to, because I'm already the
>>> second or third alum that the student has
>>> contacted, so I do respond, and I'm happy to
>>> do so.  BUT, surely she could have made her
>>> interview time!!!!!

>>> -- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by Irrational Numbe » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 09:16:46


Quote:

> The first recollection I have of the phrase is from sports.  It's a quick
> way for an athlete to apologize to a teammate for a missed play of some
> sort.  It often has a chest thump with it...."thump, I made a boo boo.  So
> sorry."  takes too long.  "thump, my bad" is quicker.

I don't mind so much if it's in popular
use, but I don't considerate it appropriate
for missing a college interview.

-- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 11:14:31


Me either!  That file would go directly into the dumper unless she could
make amends in a big way!
KJ


Quote:

>> The first recollection I have of the phrase is from sports.  It's a quick
>> way for an athlete to apologize to a teammate for a missed play of some
>> sort.  It often has a chest thump with it...."thump, I made a boo boo.
>> So sorry."  takes too long.  "thump, my bad" is quicker.

> I don't mind so much if it's in popular
> use, but I don't considerate it appropriate
> for missing a college interview.

> -- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:09:44


Yes Ma'am!
Pat, back in ***ia again
Quote:

> I was the recipient of one of those cutesy-poo "my bad" apologies just once.
> I won't tell you that it made me so angry that my hair caught on fire; it
> was much worse.  It took us days and lots of dollars to correct a mistake
> she had made and her indifference topped-off by her Barbie doll apology was
> unacceptable.  Try to never ever say, "my bad" in front of me.  Termination
> will be inevitable.  Polly

 
 
 

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Post by polly esthe » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:36:35


We surely missed all of you while you were Houstoning but let me assure you
that we did not cheat on our fabric diets, minded our manners, saved all of
the chocolate for you and were extremely well-behaved.    =)    Polly



Quote:
> Yes Ma'am!
> Pat, back in ***ia again

 
 
 

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Post by Butterflywing » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:54:44


Are you practicing for selling Bridges in Manhattan again, Mz Polly?

Butterfly (home, happy,  but too tired to type much today)


Quote:
> We surely missed all of you while you were Houstoning but let me assure
> you that we did not cheat on our fabric diets, minded our manners, saved
> all of the chocolate for you and were extremely well-behaved.    =)
> Polly



>> Yes Ma'am!
>> Pat, back in ***ia again

 
 
 

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Post by polly esthe » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 05:48:56


I was auditioning for the dealership in Phoenix, Miz Butterfly.  How'd I do?
Polly

"Butterflywings" asked > Are you practicing for selling Bridges in Manhattan
again, Mz Polly?

 
 
 

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Post by Suzie » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 06:15:31


Quote:

> Where does that saying come from?   I have been hearing it more and more
> lately and I was just asking Brian the other day is it from a movie,
> music,celebrity or what?  It is really starting to get to me as well.  I
> even had it in an email at work the other day,  GRRR!!

> Woody's Girl  in snowy cold Alberta

I think Buffy the Vampire Slayer used to say it...

Suzie B
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Post by Cats » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 06:26:54


I hope you straightened her out!

You would be doing her a favour to get it into her tiny
little brain that this is NOT acceptable.  If you don't she
will only find out the hard way some time soon.

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:I interview high school students applying
: to my alma mater and, in almost 10 years,
: ALL of them have been responsive and
: prompt (okay, one was late, but he apologized
: profusely).  Now, I have one student who was
: supposed to come by on Wednesday night and
: she did not show up.  I emailed her that night,
: just asking if she wanted to reschedule.  She
: finally emailed me this morning with this
: message:  "my bad!  I got the days mixed up".
:
: Sheesh!  I am actually not even interviewing
: this season because I can't guarantee that I
: have one quiet hour per student!  Someone at
: the admissions office has been giving out my
: name, so I have to, because I'm already the
: second or third alum that the student has
: contacted, so I do respond, and I'm happy to
: do so.  BUT, surely she could have made her
: interview time!!!!!
:
: -- Anita --

 
 
 

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Post by Butterflywing » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 11:03:59


When do you start?

Butterfly


Quote:
>I was auditioning for the dealership in Phoenix, Miz Butterfly.  How'd I
>do? Polly

> "Butterflywings" asked > Are you practicing for selling Bridges in
> Manhattan again, Mz Polly?

 
 
 

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Post by Musicmake » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 22:33:20


There was one of the Star Wars episodes that had a dorky looking,
floppy eared alien who attached himself to the heros - he talked funny
and one of the things he always said was "my bad" because he was always
making mistakes.  I had a ***age male piano student who began saying
"my bad" when the movie came out (he was also one of those who waited
until midnight of the opening night to be the first to see the movie).
I believe that's where the saying originated.

Musicmaker

 
 
 

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Post by Irrational Numbe » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 23:09:28


Quote:

> I hope you straightened her out!

> You would be doing her a favour to get it into her tiny
> little brain that this is NOT acceptable.  If you don't she
> will only find out the hard way some time soon.

I considered this, but did not do so because
students are nervous enough dealing with the
college interviewer...  On the other hand,
having finally met her and talked to her, she
does need some kind of guidance.

-- Anita --