Can I just take a moment to talk about what happened to me yesterday?
It started out as an amazing day! It was pouring rain, so instead of having to run for PE we just played handball. Which, for me, consisted simply of tossing a ball back and forth with my friend for about 20 minutes and then watching other people play handball.
Then I went to go to a meeting with the several other exchange students at my school. The meeting took place during class time. Therefore, I was simultaneously getting out of my history class! Needless to say, I was having a great time. The meeting only took about 15 minutes. After, I went to return to my class. But when I got to my classroom, my class was gone. Like door locked, lights off, empty room, gone. I had absolutely zero idea where they were.
Suddenly, I had a burst of hope! I remembered that two weeks ago we had gone to a computer room to work on our history project! Thrilled, I set off for the computer room containing my class when I remembered that I had no idea where that room was.
Let me just tell you something about France. They are really into privacy. Every house, and I mean every house, has an intense blinds system installed that make it impossible to see through the windows. The windows on the doors at school have these fancy blinds as well.
So there I was, wandering around school, posing in hundreds of weird angles and practically laying on the floor trying to get a good look inside the classrooms to see what room my class was in. This adventure lasted for about half an hour or so.
Finally, I decided to just hang out in the bathroom for a while because, by now, there were only about 10 minutes of class left. As I was walking to "les toilettes," out of a second story window I saw some members of my class. They yelled at me what room they were in. Not embarrassing in the least. I trudged up the stairs and finally found my class.
So there you have it, something to keep in mind: When you're running around in circles about to give up, sometimes you just need someone to yell at you from the second floor of a building to help you find your way.
Until next time!