Horrible day. Every few minutes I had a choice before me with two options. Everytime I chose the wrong one. =/ Today was my second day of work at the school's physics lab as a helper guy. I wasn't planning on coming in today, but yesterday they asked me if I was and I said "sure" and they told me I'd have stuff to do. Cool. I get there, talk to Guy#1. He tells me "Go talk to Guy#2 when he gets here. You can go over the software together. I wait half an hour until he gets there. Guy#2: "Uhh... you can go play around with the software and see how the code for the [machine for experiment] works." Half an hour later: Me: "Ok, I got it to work. Seems pretty straight forward." Guy#2: "Oh... umm... listen, I don't have anything for you to do today... Guy#1 said he doesn't either. He's pretty busy..." Normally that would be fine. I'd go home. The problem? I live an hour away and I take the bus. It was 10:15am and my bus didn't arrive until 3:07pm. But wait! My friend is taking a summer class. He get's out at 10:30! He said he takes some different bus combination and gets home almost the same time as the normal bus would take him. Can I make it ALL the way across campus and get to him in time? No. I can't. My shins hurt from running down hill. Alright, I'll go on a computer in the closest building and see what bus combination he likely took and see when the next one happens. 20 minutes? No problem. 47th street bus stop? Let's go. Wait, where am I? I see... 40th street a ways up the hill.... crap. Needless to say I didn't make it. So I walk back to the physics lab building and ask if there is anything for me now. Nope. God dammit. Back on a computer, check for another schedule. Same deal. Same bus, 20 minutes from now. But now I'm closer and know where to go. I get there in time and get on the bus. w00t. What's this? The bus is going DOWN hill? So I could have used any of the other stops along the way? (I was a street away when I walked up hill so I didn't even see the stops) Great. I get downtown and I remember the computer telling me I need to go south a bit to the next stop. Well... people are going one way... maybe I should follow them? But I don't see a stop anywhere. I'll make a big circle instead, see my bus, run across a busy street, and barely miss it and have to wait for the next one anyway. My shins hurt as hell from running up and down hill with a 20lb backpack, but at least I'm home. And will get payed for the entire hour and 45 minutes I spent at work. At $8.01/hr, how can I lose?