Whining Thread #2

Had a lesson the other day, and was unknowingly booked with the youngest teacher at the studio. She is very nice, but only dances American and I dance international. She was unable to answer some of my questions. I'm sure it was an honest mistake by the studio- I don't think they knew that I had decided to focus solely on standard, but still annoying to pay for a lesson where I couldn't get all my questions answered and the teacher was unable to give me things to practice.
 

fascination

Site Moderator
Staff member
I would suggest that, in the future, you clearly state what you are after and with whom you would like to take a lesson....is there a standard question that you would like to pose here?
 
Yup, I plan on doing so! Lesson learned!
Working on making bigger shapes and was hoping for an exercise/exercises to help stretch the topline especially during things like a throwaway oversway. Fortunately, I'm headed off to Chicago in an hour for a weekend practice with the partner, so hopefully we'll be able to work some of the stuff out on our own!
 

stash

Well-Known Member
Fixing an account that belongs to a full time employee... I am a student fixing someone's work who was hired on the premise that he actually could learn things and had background in this field.... I train him, not the other way around. I'm fixing his mistakes, not the other way around.... There is something wrong with this picture........
 

cornutt

Well-Known Member
Just decided that I am done participating in another (non-dancing-related) forum where I was a founding member and have been there for over ten years. However, the level of trolling and ignorant expression there has made it unreadable. You have to sort through pages and pages of trash to find the occasional nugget of knowledge. I've seen good moderation and bad moderation in my time, and I've done some modding myself in places, so I know it's not an easy task. However, when you run a forum, if you decide that actual conversation is what matters, instead of just page views, then you have to stay on top of it. And yes, that does make me appreciate DF more. So thank you to the mods here, and thank you to the dedicated old and new members who keep this place going and lively.
 

FancyFeet

Well-Known Member
Rough day today.

Said good bye to my surrogate family, as they're moving to Africa on Monday. That was incredibly hard. Just came home from that to an e-mail from a potential dance partner that I'd had coffee with last week, declining to set up a dance try-out as he'd decided he doesn't want to switch from the studio he's been at for all of a month.

Someone up there is testing my strength today. Trying not to crumble.
 

samina

Well-Known Member
Just decided that I am done participating in another (non-dancing-related) forum where I was a founding member and have been there for over ten years. However, the level of trolling and ignorant expression there has made it unreadable. You have to sort through pages and pages of trash to find the occasional nugget of knowledge. I've seen good moderation and bad moderation in my time, and I've done some modding myself in places, so I know it's not an easy task. However, when you run a forum, if you decide that actual conversation is what matters, instead of just page views, then you have to stay on top of it. And yes, that does make me appreciate DF more. So thank you to the mods here, and thank you to the dedicated old and new members who keep this place going and lively.
I know how you feel... Are the mods over there aware of how you feel? Sure would be valuable feedback...
 

SwayWithMe

Well-Known Member
Weird dynamic in studio board meeting where I seem to regularly be made an example of, and not in a good way. I don't see this happening to anyone else. I've apparently said all kinds of bratty things I don't remember saying. Not cool. I do volunteer work, I put a lot of money into the place, and I would appreciate some basic common courtesy.
 

FancyFeet

Well-Known Member
WOW.. sorry to hear that...his loss
True that. I was willing to work with him and wait for him to catch up to where I'm at if we clicked, dancing lower levels in am-am, keeping pro-am for the challenge... I fully expect that he'll end up realizing within a year or two that to compete at any decent level, he'll have to leave/partner with someone outside of his studio. Still sucks, but hopefully by then I'll be partnered with someone awesome, dancing (and winning) gold and open events, and he'll be like 'if only'.

That's my mean streak coming out... stuff like this tends to make me buckle down and work harder. :)
 

Lioness

Well-Known Member
On my way home from the shops today when I witnessed a car accident...no-one hurt, thankfully, but a car ran a red light and hit a learner driver. I feel really sorry for the learner...she wasn't at fault, but the people who hit her were very insistent that they didn't run the light.

Cameras will show.
 

stash

Well-Known Member
A guy from the budget office upstairs wanted to run a report on my login on my computer because it won't let him on his login. Ok, fine. Then he turns to me, after he has run the report, and asks if I have other stuff to do that doesn't involve my computer, because he needs my computer for an hour.... Um not ok. No I am swamped with work for once, (I go months bored out of my mind, but then when it rains it pours....), and I can't spend an hour twiddling my thumbs waiting to have my computer back...
 

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