I swear, my German class (not to be confused with my course I'm taking to learn the language) in school brings me down a full notch every time. Why, do you ask? Because the work is so simple, and if it were in English I would fully be able to do everything in the class.
Today, we had to read a Fable/ Story, and then sum it up and write the moral of the story. Simple? NOT.
It was a story about ducks, or geese, or hens, or even all three... I don't have a clue. Something happened with the big goose and then the others were yelling at him for some reason I couldn't figure out. Sound confusing? It was to me. After reading through the story about 10 times I finally decided I had to write something for a summary. So I picked sentences out of the story and copied them just about word for word and put them together to create my "summary." All I could think about was awful it would be if someone else read this, because it clearly doesn't make a bit of sense. Then, my teacher asks me if I was done, because I was the last one still working. My answer was vague to say the least. I shrugged and said kind of. So then the girl next to me asked if she could read my summary. Oh God. So then she did, as I sat there waiting for her to give me some crazy look. Then she said to me, "You have to write the moral of the story." Naturally, everyone heard this and I responded by acting surprise, "Oh yea I just forgot that part." What I really meant to say was, "Oh yea, I didn't understand the Fable and therefor can't figure out the moral of the story, and I was just stalling so that I didn't have to actually write a "moral" because let's face it, I should be able to figure the moral of a story with ducks in it." So I stalled some more and ended up not having to write a moral to the story.