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Test Scores & You Can't Fix Stupid

You can't fix stupid, and no I am not talking about the Ron White special by the same name. I think humans are stupid by nature, and more and more, I am starting to think that you really can not fix stupid. Sure you can dress them up, make them look good, and you can educate them, but in the end they are still STUPID! And New Mexico seems to be ground zero for Stupid!

Around here, rush hour has become a game of bumper cars. I keep finding new ways of dogging all the drunks, red light runners, and stupid drivers so that I don't die; just so I can come back to do it all again tomorrow. Hell, today I almost got rear ended on the interstate by a driver going at a high rate of speed, but lucky for me, he found his breaks at the last second. Also going to school in the "student ghetto" area, I see so many people almost get run over that it’s not even funny anymore. Some of it is the drivers fault, but also a lot of the blame can be put on the stupid people j-walking in the middle of traffic and crossing against the light.

And last Stupid seems to be Verizon Wireless. Long time readers of my blog are sure to remember all the fun I had with Verizon in the last 2 / 3 years. For those of you who are new readers, you can catch up by looking at my entrys tagged with the word "Verizon". So my newest fun with them is a rather large order that I sent to my rep last Thursday (almost a week ago) still has not shown up, and it really should have been here Monday.

Monday I fired off an email to my rep over at Verizon to ask her what the hell was going on with this and if she could look in to it. Well, a hour or two later I get a reply that she was still trying to get approval for the order, but due to someone in her office out due to a family emergency, she could not get it approved. Now, I have sympathy for the guy dealing with the family emergency, cus shit happens, but hell, Verizon Wireless is a global, multi-Billion dollar company and on one else can freaking approve this order? So I sent that to my rep and it must have gotten a fire lit under someone’s ass, cus not more then a half hour later I got an email from someone at Verizon that they were working on approval for the order and by that night it had been placed.

Funny / Sad thing is that it still has not shown up at our office. They normally ship 2-day air, so it should have really been here today (Wednesday) and if it does not show up by tomorrow (Thursday), I think I might have to start being an ass again, which I do not really enjoy too much. I think Verizon Wireless stopped working for us years ago, and am really starting to think that our business would be better off somewhere else.

In other news I got my score for my second test in my Windows Server class and after we got done arguing for our scores, I got a 98%. It started out as a 88%, but we were able to argue our answers on four other questions, which got us another 10% points. So now for this class, I have had a 100% and a 98% on my tests. Things are looking good!

Tomorrow I find out how I did on my second test in my Intro to Computer networking class and I must say that I felt really good taking that test. Normally there are one or two questions that I really am not sure on and/or had to guess on for one reason or another, but this time I felt really damn good about all the questions. Now I just hope my gut is right. LOL.

And next Monday I will find out how I did on the second test in my Windows Pro (aka Windows XP) class. We took that test today, and I really felt ok about it. Per my normal MO, there were a few questions that I was not 100% sure of, but overall still felt good. Only time will tell I guess.

Anyway, this has gotten way longer then I planned, so with that I am going to shut up!


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Mar. 6th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Why the computer classes?

Good deal on the test scores.

Why are you hating on New Mexico.

In my limited exposure, I found that southern Florida drivers are some of the worst in the country. People are fucking nuts on the road down there.
Mar. 6th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
I switched schools this semester from UNM where I have been spinning my wheels since fall of 2002 to CNM. All the computer classes are for my major which is an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Systems Administration (Ya, I know, it’s a mouth full). You can read all about my epiphany and choice to change schools Here, Here (Last Paragraph), and Here.

Why am I hating on New Mexico? I am just a little disgruntled with the state right now in that progress seems to be a bad word around here and that I am tired of almost getting killed in traffic every day. Evening traffic has gotten so bad around here that rush hour(s) now starts around 2pm/3pm and goes until at least 7pm. The metro area has grown so much in the last 5 / 10 years that the public infrastructure has not kept pace at all, so now we are stuck with a city in almost total gridlock.

I've been trying to bitch less cus I know I do it way too often.

Also, I have heard that southern Florida drivers are some of the worst in the country too. They make right turns from the left lanes and a bunch of other stuff that just makes me shake my head and say "Crazy".
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