Wednesday, November 10, 2010

type A

i will totally cop to being a borderline obsessive planner. i like things to be set up, a certain way, well in advance of actually getting there. let's just say that i'm not the kind of girl who digs a surprise party. i like to know what's going to happen.

so it really, really, REALLY grinds my gears when people who are supposed to be in charge of setting an agenda just... don't. look. it's november. the semester will be over in one month and seven days. now is just not the time to tweak your freaking syllabus! i cannot deal with... to call what this is "disorganization" drastically insults the disorganized.

i was not always this way. those who knew me as a teenager are consistently amused by my need to have everything set up. (they are comforted by the knowledge that my pickiness has not translated into keeping my room clean. i'm still messy.) but my new life, my newly-molded orderly and logical mind, demands a certain amount of order. i can't really function without it. and by god, it cannot POSSIBLY be that challenging to set up a semester before it starts. really.


  1. I totally understand!!! People--there is a schedule for a reason. Please stick to it! It's called responsibilty. And yes, you can be responsible and still be messy. All the best people are.

  2. It's almost the opposite for me. I used to freak out if things weren't exactly planned out with contingency plans just in case of anything that could ever possibly happen. Now, years later, I'm learning to "go with the flow". It's harder, and sometimes I stress out about it, but I think it's better for me this way...more relaxing, maybe. Most of the time.

  3. I totally know what you mean! I am a type A'er too and like everything planned in advance. that would totally throw me for a loop too!


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