That's when you vote them into Hufflepuff. ;)
That's why we're Slytherin. No one gets here that doesn't belong here. Except for when they do. Then we just shun them or something, no, not really, lol.
If you don't wanna vote on one or two applications then that's ok. If you can manage to read between the lines of a too obvious submission and figure out what House they really belong in then great.
*evil laugh* Oooh, voting them into Hufflepuff just sounds too delicious.
The number of times I've seen some OMGI'msocool&goth&ANGSTY!!!!11one! type entries wanting to get into Slytherin and I think "If this person gets into my common room and acts stupid I am going to flame them until they glow bright effing blue!"
But then there's that "no drama" requirement. Which is annoying because if there's one thing I just adore doing it's getting morons and going:
This is your self esteem. *drops into blender, switches blender on*
This is your self esteem when you piss me off.
If there is one upside to this new crop of kids brought up in these hippy-ass non-confrontational "everyone's special and a winner no matter how much of a dipshit they are" state schools, it's the fact that getting into psychological warfare with them is like shooting fish in a barrel. With a shotgun. At point blank range.
Muhahahaa!! I adore the way you think.
I sometimes volunteer at my kids school..and you have that so right about the state schools...I will be glad when we move and the kids go back to a DOD school!!
The thing that really gets me is folks my age Im almost 29...acting like OMG teenangst and if I dont get into a certain house I am going to cuss you out...WTF? It makes me want to throttle them and say, 'ThIs is Just for fuuunn"
I hate most people!!
Oh, I have a simple way of skewering them: I say "Dearie, when you lie about your age, you're supposed to pretend you're YOUNGER, not twice your actual age."
But yes, there's few things as pathetic as people well advanced into their 20s who still have their emotional gears stuck in "teenangstgothbot" mode.
Oh and for the record, I did go to a state school. However, I came out well because teachers quickly learned that they had a choice between leaving me alone to read Quantumn Physics and Philosophy textbooks or for my New Hobby to become seeing how quickly I could drive them to a state of nervous breakdown. Being abnormally intelligent and having a liberal arts major as a mother helped alot, too.
Although, I had to permanently brain-fry a few teachers before the rest got the point. Lucky for me, the Vice Principals hated those teachers. I think they used me as a sort of 'smiling assasin' in that if they wanted to get rid of an obnoxious and unfirable teacher they'd put me in that teacher's class and let me do my thing without hinderance. It was cheaper and easier that way.
I went to state school as well...overcrowded and underfunded...I was one of those kids who "fell through the cracks" but I did most of my learning outside of school anyway...I practically lived in the library...in fact if books were lovers..I would have been a teenage whore!!
I love the idea of a 'smiling assasin' I bet those teachers didnt know what hit them!
I looked at your user info..Oh how I wish there were more folks like you...you say what you mean and mean what you say and 0%bullshit..we need more folks like you over here in the states..especially in the government!!!
Folks like me don't end up in the government. We're it's worst enemy.
But yeah, I have the feeling I'll end up in America eventually. At present Canada is easier to get into and I can see about using that country as a holdover until the gears of the INS slowly, slooooowly creak into motion.
What's more, I'm glad to see that at least some people got a chuckle out of my info page.
But yes, I was also a library lurker as well. Although I was more into newspapers than books. I liked to keep track of current events. And yes, those teachers who got on my bad side did not know what hit them. I take it as a matter of pride that pretty much everyone who got on my bad side ended up dead, disabled or incurably insane.
Im married to the government...my husband is making a career out of being in the Navy..he has been to Australia many times..and loves it!
I hate to say it, but since you are white you could probably move through INS rather quickly where as if you were of middle eastern descent or of a third world nation..they would prolly "loose" you in the the system.
I have had similar outcomes with folks who treat me poorly. of course invoking the gods and goddesses of justice and reflecting thier own negativity back at them helps.
Ah yes, the wonders of being white and educated...well, I gotta finish that pesky double degree first before I can really claim the latter.
OK, I'd heard that they'd kinda bumped up the background checks which led to 3 year waiting periods to get green cards. Vicious rumour?
That I dont know (about the green card) but I am sure I could look it up!
I havent been to college yet..sooon...my kids are finally in school full time...now i just have to figure out, exactly what it is I want to do.
I always find that business is good, because it's got an extremely broad scope. (Keep in mind I am biased because I am an Evil Biz Major)
If you're left brained and like working with numbers, then accounting or economics will suit you.
If you like working with people, or just find them interesting, Human Resources will be great fun.
If you are a creative person, or find applied sociology interesting then Communications will appeal to you.
If you like strategy, planning and research, try Marketing.
If you like technology you could go into Information Systems, Manufacturing Managment or Quality Accreditation.
Moreso than pretty much any major field of study, Business can appeal to practically any person and has the added advantage of giving you skills that you can make money with once you're finished. The only real drawback is that 95% of business students are thick as two short planks. The remaining 5% is divided into honours students (academia wannabes), evil geniuses, wunderkid overachievers (burnout kiddies - don't let them near firearms, sharp objects or cocaine) and of course those who are intelligent but just plain lazy and have figured out that studying Biz is the path of least resistance in terms of earning a comfortable wage for minimal effort.
Personally, I Major in Human Resources and Japanese, with a minor in Marketing. However, I must admit I'm finding that Marketing is beginning to annoy the hell out of me and in retrospect I would rather have studied economics. I think the only reason I didn't was because I'm of the Neoclassical school of Macroeconomics and if my professor turned out to be a Kynesian I'd have a hard time resisting the urge to murder him.
(Kynesians need to die. All of them. They really do.)
I dont know what a "Kynesian" is but it doesnt sound good.
I think I would be good in Sociology..people fascinate me, even if the majority of them are stupid.
I have thought about becomeing a teacher since I get along great with kids (its their narrow minded parents that suck)
I know my mom would LOVE me to take business...that is her life..and she is a shrewed business woman..lemme tell you.
Kynesians are basically economists who are in love with centralised banking. The theory started out in the 1930s and while admittedly Kynes himself is to be lauded with actually creating the field of macroeconomics, his theories had certain fundamental flaws which continue to pollute that field of study.
Essentially, when you hear economists bickering over interest rates, that's the ghost of Kynes, continuing to haunt economics. My big problem with Kynesians is that they think that fiddling with interest rates will cure almost any economic woe, and they're overly fond of government intervention in the economy.
Now, considering that the 1930s depression was caused by what Allan Greenspan calls "irrational exhuberance" (I love that term!) which had little or nothing to do with interest rates, one can see how I consider the endless arguments over where the government should set interest rates to be like arguing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
And yes, if you like kids and you're intelligent, becoming a teacher is a good thing. Heaven knows we need something to act as a bulwark between the next generation and the mind-buggering ocean of stupid out there.
More government=bad in almost any case and it sounds like from what you stated that most Kynesians havnt a clue about the economy. No wonder the economy is in such crisis here. (I am not aware of how good or bad Austrailia's economy is right now.)
If I really wanted to make a difference I would work for school administration! It seems that is where some of the ridiculousnes lies. I think Washington State is one of the worst in public education I have ever seen and the teachers are pretty much powerless to do much about it. They have to teach what the state says wether they like it or not. That needs to change as the requirements of the state are quite poor and children arent learning anything! My kids get done with a weeks work of homework in one evening and my son is one of the only children in his class who can read!!! A lot of this goes with the dumb parent who dont teach their kids anything either!
someone needs to dyke the sea of stupid..and it is going to take more than one dutchboy!
"If I really wanted to make a difference I would work for school administration! It seems that is where some of the ridiculousnes lies."
This line of thinking had led many well-intentioned people into a world of pain. A bureacracy exists, above all other things, to perpetuate it's own existence. As such, all who work within the state, must express their proposals in terms of how it benefits the state.
It is practically impossible to do so if your actual aim is to reduce the breadth and scope of influence the state has in your life. There are a few notable exceptions but for the most part the bureacracy will just assimilate you, or destroy you.
Pardon if it sounds like a depressing and defeatist point of view, but I have made the behaviour of bureacracies the focus of my studies. In the end, I have come to understand their behaviour is very similar to that of a biological organism. Someone who tries to enter a bureacracy with the intent of changing it into something else is effectively a virus, and will be treated as such.
Moral of the story: Avoid the state system. Private schools in America are growing while state schools are shrinking. Find a good private school and try to join their teaching staff. It's no guarantee that the internal politics of the school won't be frustrating, but it'll lessen the likelihood and severity.
I truly appreciate your honesty and it does make a lot of sense. I already suffer from depression, and I think you are right in assuming that a beauracracy would destroy me..I tend to march to the beat of my own drum..something that would not be allowed in such a job.
I think being a teacher is where it is at for me. That way I can teach young kids to grow up and change the system and to think, not accept how things are if they dont like them. I know I sound like some utopian when I say that but..something about kids makes me optomistic.
PS: Please make you common room entries Friends Only
wow, this community gets better and better! (now you know why I wasnt sorted into Ravenclaw..Im clever, not smart)
Um, I dunno exactly how I am supposed to take that remark so I'm just gonna say: yeah.
well, for once I am not being sarcastic!!!