Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dropping French

My senior year of high school, I took classes at the local community college in the morning and at the high school in the afternoon. It was necessary to get my schedule approved at the end of my junior year.

On the very earliest day that I could get my advisor to sign approval, I took the schedule in. And my advisor looked at it and said, "I see you want to take German at the college and Latin at the high school. I can't sign for you to take two languages. Decide which one you want and come back and I will sign then."

By now you probably know that I never did like people telling me what I could or couldn't do. And I really never liked people telling me what I could learn! I waited until the last minute on Friday, when she wanted to go home for the weekend, and then I went to her office and said, "Mrs. Gottschalk, I decided you're right. Three languages are just too many. I've decided to drop French."

14 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

How sneaky of you -- and so very clever.

Py Korry said...

And did she sign off on your schedule? :-)

Maya's Granny said...

Yes, Ted, she did indeed sign off on my schedule. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Cherry said...

I wish I had your drive for learning when I was in high school. Hell I wish I had my current drive for learning while I was in high school.

Like Julie, my French teacher suggested that I drop French my senior year.

J said...

I only wish my French teacher has suggested I drop French. She had me stick it out to the bitter end, and then I got an F. Stupid French people with their stupid language. ;)

jay lassiter said...

i love it!!!
i am a linguophile as well and had a hard time conving my advisors to let me spead my wings and study as many as i wanted.

they were supportive.

Ginnie said...

I thought the same thing as Anvilcloud
...both clever and sneaky. I love your independence and sense of humor.

Tracy said...

Zer gut!!!

Tracy said...

Zer gut!

Tracy said...

Zer gut!

tracy said...

zer gut!

lorettambeaver said...

Yes, you are clever! I do admire those individual's that can speak several languages. I have to admit that I struggle with English. Love from Kotzebue Alaska

kenju said...

Extremely clever! I AM impressed.

kenju said...

Extremely clever! I AM impressed.