I am taking Abnormal Psychology as an on-line course. I've never done an on-line course before, and it is quite strange not attending lecture. I turned in my homework assignment yesterday, and felt fairly confident in my knowledge.
So, after I finished nine hours unloading freight at the store tonight, I got home and took a deep breath, and tackled my first online exam. I was a little nervous about doing it at home because if you lose connection for any reason, you are done with the test. No second chances. Weird things happen when you live in the woods, and I was worried about the connection.
Weird things DO happen in the woods, but it was not a connection issue this time. I sat down and began the timed exam and I heard the trash can rattle. "HEY!" I yelled, jumping up and throwing open the sliding glass door. The bear took off at a fast clip hauling the garbage bag, dropping it only after I charged out the back door after him. I'm damn tired of picking up the trash. We've done it twice in the last two days. I grumpily stashed the garbage back in the can, and rushed back in to my timed exam. It was not more than ten minutes later that I heard the can rattle again. "HEY, I'M GETTING TIRED OF THIS!" I yelled. He scooted off once more. This time, I stormed outside, grabbed the trash bag, climbed a ladder and deposited it on the roof of the back porch. I then stormed back inside to work on my timed exam.
I submitted it and ended up with an 84 on it. I was a bit grumpy about that, but you know, I did not lose my connection. It did not occur to me that there was anything besides that to worry about. Pllt. Now I know better.