Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Has this ever happened to you?
Posted by justfoundout on November 11 2011 11:29 PM
Same for me. I once went to my Spanish class at 8am, instead of 9:30am. It was the same classroom and the same teacher, but all the students were different. Since I have so much trouble remembering people, it didn't faze me that I didn't know anybody there. I stayed through the end of the class. Then, the teacher told me that my Spanish was good enough to stay in that class,... the 4th semester class, but that I'd need to go ahead and choose which one I wanted to be 'in'. I was completely surprised, since I'd thought that I was in my own 3rd semester class. This happened because my 'other' class was Biology, which was at 8am on Saturdays. I'd gone at the right time, on the wrong day, to the wrong classroom. (I kept my 3rd semester class. Hadn't intended to change classes.)
Next story,... I forgot what time to go to my Biology class, and arrived there an hour late. However, I didn't know that I was an hour late when I got there. As I arrived, I saw my classmates standing and sitting in the hallway outside the Biology lecture room. I thought that we were all early and that the teacher hadn't gotten there yet. After a while, the teacher opened the door and said that we could come in. I was surprised that she'd been in the classroom all that time. As it turned out, this was a terrible tragedy for me and my grade. It had been the day of our big test. Those students had been standing in the hallway because they'd already taken their test. When the teacher said for us to come 'in', this was because the time for the test-taking was over, and now the lecture would begin. There was no provision for taking a 'make up' test, and I'd missed getting to take my test. If I'd known that I was 'late', I could have still had time to take my test when I got there. But because I thought that we were all waiting for the teacher, I'd just stood around out in the hallway waiting.
Ahhhh. <sighs> That takes a weight off of me to tell those stories here. - jus'