Originally Posted by blankpages
[xxxx]: "What did everyone get on their AP test?"
Me: "I got a 3. [yyyy] got a 5. Class average was 3.5; the distribution was either 2-3-4-5 or 3-3-3-5."
[xxxx]: "Well, I got a 4."
Me: "...poor [zzzz]. >:"
[zzzz]: "why do u say 'poor me' ? whats wrong with getting a two?"
[xxxx]: "There's nothing wrong with a two. Good job [zzzz]. Don't worry we all Did great on the test. don't worry about what [my name] said."
Me: Look, don't read me wrong, it's not about "good" or "bad" in terms of performance on the test; if you're happy to get what you did, then great. I'm sure colleges will look upon your grade for the class positively.
But purely pragmatically, nowhere I want to go will take a 3. It's about cost-benefit, really.
[zzzz]: It was just a question, no need to be defensive. Well, [my name], you really can't complain about getting a three because, 'purely pragmatically', you hardly did any work all year.
Me: Hah, no need to mock me; I did way more work, albeit not for the class, than anyone else, in spite of having been depressed. Also, what you call "being defensive" was me trying to be polite, but I guess there goes that.
I really want to add the following points:
1.) I did the work more deeply and was more concerned about quality than quantity, hence why I got higher score on the exam than she did. I don't attach emotion to that score, so I would hardly call that complaining.
2.) I maintained a B in that class on top of everything else I did in school before I got depressed about other shit and gave up on life. People underestimate how much pain and frustration someone has to be in before they kick the bucket in that department.
I'll copy and paste that if she still hasn't cooled down, when she replies, but whatever.
Side note: Hah, it figures that the ESTP teacher and I would get along best, while she's more phobic and has an aversion to us.