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Defining Moments

April 19, 2007 Defining Moments

Sometimes, you just gotta dramatize.
In my case, I yelled full volume in front
of a larger lecture hall sparsely full of
The subject?
Well actually, I was looking for a way to
get my point across to a certain individual
in my group.

What was ticking through my head?
I've been repeatedly confronted by an individual
whom keeps talking around in circles every-time
I want him to pin down exactly when and what
he is going to do for the group project.
I have feelings that he his responsible 'enough'
to complete his task. He is the academic type.
But I wish he wouldn't joke about when I ask
definitive questions.
It goes to show I can know him and talk to him
as a mathematician but not coexist in a group
project. Or so it would seem.

It was ingenious in it's way. 
I used social leverage full knowingly how
it might look though I was half joking.
I knew I had to do something and I realized as
I often did... that I have nothing in my 
verbal arsenal to make him do anything.
And suddenly I thought, "Why the hell not?"
And full on turned sort of away from him
and fell to my knees to scream something only
the lines of, "[Name], for the love of god, please
send me the stuff tonight!"
The room goes quite... someone utters 'whoa' and
after a minute or two people return to their own
groups concerns and it's like it never happened.

"Sorry, about the dramatics, but I had to make my
He turns and walks out. 

Hardly. I was a bit shaken but it's good to know
I can do things like that from time to time.
The world had better stop messing with me.
I'm becoming far to confident for its people or its

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1 comment:

joyofdistraction said...

WOW!!! I wish I'd been there for the dramatic moment. Is the person anyone I know? Yeah, now that you're getting confidant the world better look out! ;-) It's @$$ is grass, and you're the lawn-mower.


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