I'm taking 3 classes this semester, well, 2 classes and choir. Both are art classes, Photography 2 and Design 1. I love both of them, and for the most part, enjoy going to them. I am so beyond frustrated in the design class though.
I am the only person in the class that has consistently been prepared for every class. It's gotten progressively worse as the semester has gone along, and came to a head today. I was the only person in class with all the materials we needed to do out current assignment. There are 10 people in the class. So, I am the only person that will prepared for next class.
The worst part of all of this is that I have to sit through this class and listen to everyone act surprised day after day when they don't have all their supplies, or don't have their homework done, etc... We've known since the first day of class what supplies we were going to need, and at the beginning of each assignment, we get a handout with all the instructions and what we need to do each.
The stuff we need for the current assignment is a special paper that you can only get online. It was sold out for a while at the beginning of the semester, but I kept checking back and was able to get it about a month ago. Even the teacher kept checking, and she knew it was back in stock. She told everyone else today that they have to have it, and there is no excuse for them not to since we've known about it since the first day of class. I hope she follows through.
Is it bad that I took great pleasure in flaunting the fact that I was prepared for class today? I think I may have been a little smug about it, and that's not normally something I do, but I was tired of the crap, and wanted to send a message. I finally told the teacher today how frustrated I was, and she understood. She is too, especially since the other classes had their supplies. I feel bad for her because this is her first year teaching here, and this looks really bad. I've never seen this before in any classes I've ever taken.
Maybe it's the fact that I'm older than everyone in the class besides the teacher.