Day 13 – Küche, Kirche, Kinder

28 Sep

My evaluation test has put me in the A22 class. This is the highest level one can go before getting to B1. I think they screwed up and I should be a level or two lower. I really don’t like starting in the middle without at least refreshing the earlier stuff. We’re beginning with the letter K and we don’t even review A-J. It’s really hard. And then there’s the numbers… I remember the base-10 integers from one to ten but eleven to infinity are all a blur. I’m terrified that teacher is going to ask me in front of everyone to multiply 245 times 231 and I won’t know the answer. And I’ve paid a thousand euros for this?!?! Does it include health insurance for the inevitable stress-induced heart attack? Probably not.

I recognize the first number, but the one to the right of the decimal is a complete mystery.

Despite all of this a small part of me is happy we’re on the letter K. I’m very comfortable in the part of the alphabet as K comes right after J (one of my many monikers). But in a few months we will be on to the more complex letters: X, Y, U, Q, W, Z – I really do hate this part of the alphabet (you know there’s a reason for why they put them all at the end). If I were in charge I’d remove all these letters from all the Boggle and Scrabble games in all my house and Friday nights would become that much more awesome.

By the way, I’m aware of the irony of using words that contain these letters in order to decry them, so don’t bother pointing that out.

One Response to “Day 13 – Küche, Kirche, Kinder”

  1. Lottabot September 28, 2011 at 14:53 #

    Oh the irony of being a public servant; the only time you have to work hard is when you’re on a sabbatical! Ich finde das lächerlich. Godsped!

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