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11 March 2009 @ 01:14 am
Three letters to little annoyances...  
Dear whoever designs women's dress pants -

Please, consider that at least some of the women out there who have to wear "nice" clothes for work are still functional people. Yes, I have a purse, however, I STILL NEED POCKETS. Putting "pockets" in and then sewing them shut is dumb. Then having them only ~1 inch deep when I pick out the stitches is just pointless. Fine. Make the pockets "optional" for the fashionistas, but please give a girl the option to have somewhere to put her chapstick.

No Love,
Me

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Dear Professor -

While your class is amusing and I applaud the decision to have a nice, short exam period, having 26 multiple choice questions AND eight (EIGHT!) essay questions on a 60 minute exam is a tad much, don't you think?. Consider having only one or two essays or giving us the more usual two hours for the exam. Or - for the love of god, man - have the exams in our hands at the opening bell, don't hand out the three separate parts individually.

kthxsbai,
Me

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Dear Winter -

Stop it. You're in that nasty phase that is just all grey and wet and cold and ugly. Go away. I don't like you.

Shoo.

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missdoommissdoom on March 11th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Amen about the pants. Pockets are our friends.

Winter can surely take a holiday. I would much rather have gray rainy spring days instead of all this ice crap.
Mariessaalienorh on March 11th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
I am so with you on the pants. The sewed teeny pocket is incredibly dumb.
JinglyMushroomjinglymushroom on March 11th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
YES! The POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!! YES POCKETS!!!!!!
relativelylucidrelativelylucid on March 11th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am with you on the pockets.

Also, I was sort of horrified when I learned that how many students in my classes only put 3 sentences down on the essay portions of tests. I never had enough space or time to write when it came to essay tests.
Cat Dancerpixel39 on March 11th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
They sew the pockets together for display to keep the garment from getting stretched out of shape. Once you've bought the pants, clip the stitching and use the pocket.
eithni: snapeeithni on March 12th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I KNOW that is generally true, which is why I thought these would be acceptable. However, the pockets AFTER being clipped open are still nominal at best. :P
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmmmmm
Never had this problem. But, then again I am a boy.
I agree with those responding, if pockets are included in a garments design they should be " Useful " not decorative.

xoxo Blue
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on March 12th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Hmmmmmmmm
Boiz have no idea how easy you have it...
PonderousMandghall on March 11th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
EIGHT essay questions in an HOUR?

Not short answer, not "write a paragraph", but real essay questions?

What kind of course is this, Academic Sadism 666?

Of course, I'm sure you nailed it, regardless. *wicked grin*
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on March 12th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Short essay, but they wanted more than five sentences apiece and many could have been several pages to properly answer.

I feel pretty good about the exam... but then I just need to pass, it's not a class I really have an investment in - it's just for fun. :)