I took a class this semester called "Alabama Trial Practice and Procedure." It was awful. It was awful in a "The Office" sort of way. Our "professor" decided that, in lieu of teaching, it would be a good idea to assign every student in the class a section of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure and let the students teach. Seriously. She just sat there and said maybe 30 words per class.
It was worse than the blind leading the blind. It was like a bunch of blind people got together and hired a person who could see to lead them, and the seeing person shrugged and laughed while the blind stumbled around. I can't make this up. I have no idea how she thought that our combined ignorance was somehow going to be less than the sum of its parts.
Being mostly third year law students, we realized the futility of the class rapidly. We turned to the internet in vast numbers. People brought headphones and watched movies. Dedicated chatrooms were created to provide a commentary along the lines of Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Dave Barry's live blogging of 24. I tried to listen to the drivel, but lapsed in a sudoku-induced stupor most weeks. I don't want to exaggerate, but I would be surprised if there were more than 3 or 4 people (out of a class of 70) paying attention at any given time.
Last week, when the last student presented his lame presentation, our fearless leader (in full Michael Scott form) acknowledged that some mistakes were made and "the presentations were a kind of failed experiment."
Does anybody else have a brief story than could tell me that would make me feel better? Can anybody relate to me an exerpience that is so bad that it will make me willing to study for the exam I have coming up?