ok now, take it easy Byron!!
It's too bad you are so upset about your degree course....you just wasted my time by your negative post Trust me, there are worse things in life...no hard feelings
Ok, everyone breathe and remember that we are here for the love of great music and poetry.
Byron wrote:All I can add to the responses to my 'grumpy old man' posting, is that you read between the lines and notice the timbre of jarkko's 'blue' posting. The man's self-restraint is there for all to read.
Just because it is someone's 'first post' does not mean that they can come tugging at grumpy old daddy's coat tails saying, "gimme, gimme, gimme."
Many people have added their thoughts and responses to what many others have written.
'Jumping the queue,'
'ignoring all the work done by others,'
would not get any marks for 'endeavour,' 'gold stars' for effort, or a 'mention in despatches,' from the majority of people in here who respect the time and effort put in by others.
Several years ago, I was part of a small group of students, who had been given a task to perform in relation to historical facts about local landmarks. Varying degrees of effort and time had been put into our individual contributions to the project, which would be assessed as one part of our Degree course.
One of our group, a young man who thought he knew it all, did nothing. When asked by the others why he had done nothing, he replied, "I couldn't be arsed." When it was pointed out to him that each member of the group would now lose vital marks for their individual Degrees, because he couldn't be arsed, he said he couldn't care less. All he was interested in was having an easy route through his Degree, at the expense of others. He was rewarded with the same marks as the rest of the group. He did nothing and reaped the benefits of the work of his fellow students. He got a decent mark for doing nothing and we got a reduced mark for all the work we had done.
Call me grumpy if you want to. I can live with that.