My frustration first came on Friday afternoon, around 4PM when I received an initial email from my student mentor, Kelly. WGU is big on mentors, it seems, and this is the one who is supposed to stick with me until I graduate and serve as my advocate/cheerleader. She sent an email, much of it written in RED (yeah, it hurt my eyes too). It instructed me to start EWB on Oct. 1 (Saturday) and plan to be done by Oct. 8. Now this is all fine, and I probably would have done it anyway, but since I'm not working, and most of my races are on the weekends, I'd rather do my studying on the weekdays. Being told in red that I needed to start on Saturday just plain annoyed me. The next instruction is that I was to choose two dates and times from the options given, so that we could have our initial meet 'n' greet. This is fine, but at least get the dates right. Oct. 3 (2011) is a Monday, not a Tuesday. I understand, everyone makes mistakes. What gets my gizzard is that it also said that I should respond quickly to the email, which I did.
Despite the fact that to my close friends, I can be a complete smart-ass, I only do it behind peoples' backs. I can't even confront the sandwich guy who mistakenly put tomatoes (to which I am psychologically allergic) on my sammich. Thus, despite the fact that there was some confusion in the email from my mentor, I cautiously tip-toed around it using an HR approach of "I think I may be misunderstanding" and "Perhaps I'm reading my calendar wrong, but it appears as if...". Since I don't know if she meant Oct. 3 (today) or Tuesday, and I haven't heard back from her, I feel like I need to sit alert and wait because what if she calls and I'm not at attention? Ugh. I realize this is a personal problem of mine. Some day I'll figure out how to stick up for myself.