Today, a bunch of students were running some mock exam. I have no idea what sort of exam they were practicing for, except that they have a bunch of timed segments. Because these people were spread out between several small classrooms, the most efficient way to mark each time segment was by blowing a whistle.
Our office is right next to these classrooms mentioned above. Now I don't really mind the noise, except it was happening every five minutes. Through the whole day. Needless to say I was ready to yank that whistle out of the person's mouth and shove it down his/her throat by the middle of the day.
To prevent myself from doing someone bodily harm, I decided to take a walk to the Bookstore to get my UBC Employee Card. I have to say that my picture didn't turn out so bad. I'm willing to show it to you if you ask me nicely. The girl behind the counter was impressed that I actually had my employee number memorized. Am I that geeky?
I also had to get a Personal Response System (a.k.a. "The Clicker") for hubby as he's starting a Biology course tomorrow. In all my years in undergrad, I've never seen this device. It looks like a remote control. I have no idea what it's for, and neither does hubby. Only time will tell if it's actually worth the $27+ that I'd paid for it.
I'm also impressed/horrified (not sure which) that there is actually an entry in Wikipedia.