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#1 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

I'm currently living in the UK studying biology and chemistry in college, which I've heard is the equivalent to community college in the US. Hopefully next summer I'll be moving to Chicago to be with @wrighteous86 and continue my studies there. I'm not sure that I'll have the qualifications to be able to go straight to university in the US, so may have to take some classes in a community college first.

I have some idea of what to expect; having to take more classes, unlike the 2 that I take now. Compulsory maths and english classes, more frequent exams throughout the year, credits and GPA's… It's all new, daunting territory for me.

I wanted to find out how you guys find the school system. Do you prefer having many shorter classes instead of fewer, long ones? Do you think it's better having exams spread across the year instead of just at the end of the year and do you think the work load is well spread out or is there a lot crammed in to each term/semester?

If anyone in the GB community happens to have studied in both the US and the UK I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks!

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#2 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@retrometal: Cool! 2 big questions though...

What was the pain like during and after?

Can you now see in the dark like Riddick?

You don't feel anything while it's going on, or after. I'm not sure your eyes have nerves in them for them to feel pain. That being said, it's hard to see for a couple hours afterwards, which is why you need someone to drive you. Also, you must, must, must keep your eyes moist with the eye drops they give you, like use them every 30 minutes to an hour, because you get MASSIVE, painful, dry-eye if you don't.

As for seeing like Riddick, unfortunately, no.

I'm pretty sure eyes have pretty sensitive nerves, I've seen it being done on tv and was under the impression that they put anaesthetic drops in the eyes to numb them.

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#3 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

@humanity said:

@duskvamp said:

I work in a store where my manager, who is married, is sleeping around with married and engaged coworkers of mine. They get a lot of preferential treatment, getting to go home when they want, have days off, sit in the office with him all day and made one of them manager when everyone agreed that she was the least capable out of all the applicants. People have complained to head office about him and they said they'd carry out an investigation but nothing happened, then again he's also close friends with the ladies in head office.

There are so many people that have great positions that don't deserve them, if you know the right people you can get away with anything.

Thankfully you are moving to America soon so your problems will be gone.

Yeah, next summer hopefully! :) Though I'm sure when I get a job there in the future, there will probably be more drama.

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#4 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

I work in a store where my manager, who is married, is sleeping around with married and engaged coworkers of mine. They get a lot of preferential treatment, getting to go home when they want, have days off, sit in the office with him all day and made one of them manager when everyone agreed that she was the least capable out of all the applicants. People have complained to head office about him and they said they'd carry out an investigation but nothing happened, then again he's also close friends with the ladies in head office.

There are so many people that have great positions that don't deserve them, if you know the right people you can get away with anything.

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#5 Edited by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

Check out Airbnb.com, @wrighteous86 and I just went to SF a couple weeks ago and stayed at a place we found on there, for a good price.

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#6 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

I was sure I saw this house on an advert for a restoration TV show here, but never caught it. It's quite interesting though and has a funky disco mannequin sat in the front window.

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#7 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

Persons who honk their vehicle's horn in irritation infuriate me.

People that honk their horn when they're leaving someone's house, they're standing there waving you off, they can see you, why are you honking??

And way too many more to list, I'm slightly concerned about how grumpy I'm becoming.

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#8 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

@arbie: I'll meet you over there!

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#9 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

Bruno Mars - Marry You, I always used to sing "or is it the dancing Jews?" Later realising its "dancing juice".