I got an email from a classmate about our quiz bowl meeting to discuss t-shirt sales the next day. I promptly marked my calendar, and since the meeting was on Friday, I let my clinical site know that I had a meeting to attend at noon.
I left the offsite clinic a little before 11:30, so that I'd have time to grab a bite to eat, park, and get to the radiography department. I made it a few minutes before noon, and knocked on my adviser's door. "Where is the quiz bowl meeting?", I asked. She kind of looked at me funny, then said that it was yesterday. At this point, my heart dropped below my knees, because I had left clinical before noon, an offsite clinical, which meant that I had eaten one of my two days allowed to take off from clinical. Plus, I had broken a few rules about not calling before leaving, which was another half day violation. I double checked the email with my adviser, and she noted that it had been sent Wednesday. I had checked my mail on Thursday!
After I mouth a few choice words, Ms. F drops here chin, and says, "You're here for the scavenger hunt, right?" Now, I'm not entirely stupid, and agree after a seconds thought. This is the same scavenger hunt as last year where we had to run all around campus, and got an expired drink coupon from the cafeteria as a reward. (sigh)
I get assigned to the Pink group (oh joy!) called Glowing Bones, and we get our point sheet, and our instructions to think outside the box. We have 50 minutes to get as many points as possible. I happen to notice that if we get our photo with books from outside of our class division we get 2 points per book. Sounds like the campus bookstore to me. We scored 77 books for 154 points. We also got some good points by getting our picture taken with Santa, a nurse, a hulu dancer, a policeman, and a priest. I know of only one place on campus that has all of those people...Google images. So, another 30 something points for creativity, and bonus points since I pulled up the image for Judas Priest. Well, after all the points were counted, we scored close to 300 points, with the closest group getting a mere 160 points.
It's 1:30 and clinic isn't over until 4:00. So back to clinic or home? Last time we were allowed to go home, so I head over to the director's office to ask. I knock on her door, and ask "So do we go to clinic or go home and study Sectional Anatomy?"
"So, your gonna put it on my class, huh?" she replies. She mulls it over for a minute, then asks who was in the winning group. I rattle off the names, and she says that we can go home, but the rest have to return to clinic. Now, I'm not one to disagree especially when I'm in the winning group, but I did dodge a few questions of "What did she say?"
So, how's that for coming out smelling like roses?
Keep Right On Prepping - K