Hilarious professor email

Long weekends are great.  I was able to practice Finance and catch up on some of the reading I was unable to do last weekend because I was in Cincinnati for the Bengals game.  Well as it turns out, long weekends are also helpful when you are trying to nurse a black eye.  Although my eye is looking better, it is not going to be normal looking for at least another five days.  As a result, I decided to email my professors to tell them that I have a black eye and that I hope it won’t be a distraction in class.  What resulted is one of the funniest emails I have ever received from a professor…

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Dear Professor,

I just wanted to let you know that I have a pretty nasty black eye that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.  I was accidentally elbowed while playing basketball in the gym on Friday afternoon with several classmates.  I don’t want this to be a distraction in class tomorrow, so here is a heads up.

Best regards,

Joe Fahrendorf

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2 minutes later…

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Joe,

Yikes.  If you wanted to cover this up, you could always pull off the eye patch.  If you go down this route, I’d recommend a turtleneck and a blazer to compliment the look.   That said, looking like a villain from a James Bond movie may be more distracting than just having a black eye.

See you tomorrow.

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This was not the response I expected.  I would actually try the “villain from a James Bond movie” look, but I think the black eye alone will be funny enough for my classmates.

Winter break = freedom

Classes are over, finals are finished, papers are complete… and I’m finally on winter break!  For the next three and a half weeks I am off.  This will give me plenty of time to reflect on the Q1 and make the necessary adjustments to be more successful in Q2.

Favorite class: Managerial Economics with Professor Campbell.

Least favorite class: Data Analysis.

Overall, this quarter was amazing.  I met a lot of great individuals and I really stretched myself by taking subjects in which I had no prior knowledge.   Accounting was tough, but I survived.  I hear Cost Accounting next quarter is even harder, so that should be fun.  My professional speaking class really improved my public speaking skills and I feel much more comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.

I’ll reflect more on Q1 a little later.  Now it is time to relax.  I should also have plenty of time to blog over the next three weeks… although I won’t have anything to blog about.  Stay tuned, I’m sure something will come to mind.

-Joe

Projects and Finals

Once again everyone is busy at Fisher College of Business.  This is the last week of class so everything is wrapping up.  As a result, I had to give a presentation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Monday – (Enhancing Professional Interchange) I gave a speech with three other individuals about the Thanksgiving holiday.  We were supposed to talk for 16 minutes and we hit 15:59.3 without any help from the professor.   Hopefully we get a few extra points for nailing the time exactly.

Tuesday – (Economics) My team gave a presentation on the compensation difference between the CEO of Aetna and the CEO of UnitedHealth.  We discussed CEO pay packages and their financial incentives.

Wednesday – (Organizational Behavior) My team gave a presentation on a leadership model that we developed based on OSU President Gordon Gee.  (I might have worn a bow tie for this presentation.)

As you can imagine, I’m definitely glad to have these projects behind me.  Now I can start studying for finals.  It all begins next Monday with Managerial Econ.  Tuesday is the Data Analysis final and Wednesday is the Accounting final.  It should be a fun three days.

I can’t wait until Wednesday afternoon…