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Don’t make me repeat myself…

So, I was at an orientation for New York Cares, a volunteer program in the city and one of my biggest pet peeves from school came up. This peeve is people asking the same damn questions over and over again.

I understand that I can be extremely impatient and that’s probably a contributing cause for my hating to repeat myself.  In addition to hating repeating myself, I thoroughly dislike hearing people repeat the same things over and over. Thankfully, I’ve become adept and tuning this out because it drives my crazy! In high school, I wanted to go over the students who asked the same questions over and over and strangle them.

I understand that people don’t pick things up at the same speed, but most of the time people who repeat the same questions over and over just aren’t paying attention. Just pay attention!

A common saying among people who speak in front of groups often is “there is no such thing as a bad question.” Bullshit! If someone ask a question one time, the following four times someone else asks that same question (with different wording sometimes) it’s a bad question.

Please people, pay attention when people are addressing you, so you don’t have to make them repeat themselves.

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Ahhh College…Words to Remember it by

After not being in school for a few months now, I thought about how can I sum up some college experiences.

The result was having a list of ten quotes which others and I can relate:

1. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night”  -David Wood

2.”I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” -Frank Sinatra

3. College is a fountain of knowledge. And students are there to drink.”

4.”You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class, but you’ll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” Tom Petty

5. “College is a place to keep warm between high school and early marriage.” -George Gobel

6. “College is the best time of your life. Enjoy it!”

7. “80 percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed and the one book you didn’t read.”

8. “Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake” -Elbert Hubbard

9. A white boy that makes C’s in college can make it to the White House.” -Chris Rock

10. “When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theater, so I auditioned for a play.” -Judd Nelson