Just in case you’re running on Central Time

May 17th, 2007 · 7 comments

I agree with Amy: “EST” is what really makes this one.

Dear enthusiastic EPID students: We have a class every Tu + Th from 11:00 am (EST) to 1:00 pm (EST). PLEASE try to refrain from entering the classroom until 1:00 (EST). We really enjoy our class + would prefer to not be interrupted. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • #1   Michael Zimmer

    Do you know where this originated? Perhaps somewhere near the border for time zones, where some students might have their clocks on central time? (I experienced this when living in Indiana for a bit)

    May 21, 2007 at 5:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Pyxaron

    Well, maybe someone DID use “Well, it’s past 1:00pm for me, i work with gmt only!” or similar as an excuse to be there.

    May 21, 2007 at 5:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Kat

    I attended Purdue North Central back in 1998-2000, before the new Daylight Savings Time law for Indiana was passed. While the college (and my home) was on CST, some students were actually coming from the EST time-zone, since it was the next county over, and the next county south too.

    Basically, what Michael said.

    May 21, 2007 at 10:59 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Iszi

    Hmm… wonder if they’ll update the sign when EDT kicks in?

    May 22, 2007 at 9:54 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Maggie

    Ok, when I first read that I wasn’t sure if it was “EST” for estimated or Eastern Standard Time – I’m still not sure!


    May 22, 2007 at 8:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   pix

    I don’t think it has CRAP to do with time zones. I have often had this problem (in schools in IN, MI, and OH). The bigger the classroom, the worse the situation. People (undergrads) are SO excited to be in organic chemistry that they will actually pratically sit on you while you are still writing notes. We would often get trapped in the row trying to exit the room by next period’s students surrounding us on BOTH sides! Not to mention the last ten minutes of class the door cracking open and squeaking shut…cracking open and squeaking shut. That and the complete lack of understanding of the laws of equilibrium (often found when elevators are concerned as well) there is more room OUTSIDE the classroom for us to exit (if you would move 60 butts from RIGHT in front of the door!) than there is for the 60 of you to try to occupy the same classroom with the 60 of us trying to leave.

    Sorry for the rant…but this note resonates.

    Jul 23, 2007 at 10:41 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Andy


    I agree with you. It’s more of a matter that people can’t deal with sitting there and waiting outside, so they just can’t help themselves but poke their heads in, try to go against the flow salmon-spawning style, etc.

    Then, you get to wait for the prof or TA anyhoo.

    This is more of a suckup note than anything, in my opinion, written by a student who always has to ask two or three long-ass questions at the end of a lecture, when everyone else is ready to book. People who do that can shampoo my crotch.

    Jul 23, 2007 at 10:56 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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