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Wednesday February 25, 2004


The grapevine at work... I am angry. Not the raging kind of angry. Nor the jealous kind. Just angry. I am hurt, offended, and feel as though I've been dealt a blow to head. And I hate this feeling.

Today I heard through the grapevine (this is always the way my problems start) that a professor accused a friend of mine of cheating on her paper last semester. Apparently, her writing style changed mid-manuscript, and he got suspicious that someone had picked up halfway though where she left off. And because I gave her some help in the class, he thought that someone might have been me.

I am so angry right now.

Why I am angry? After all, if I were her professor, I might have suspected me too. She was a friend, and I was assisting her. In all honesty, it seems logical enough to me. But what really upsets me is that she submitted her paper last semester. Why am I hearing this now? And not from the accuser, but from the grapevine? I see him almost every day... did he just not remember to talk to me?

Oh, sorry Drina, I forgot to mention that last semester I questioned your integrity without ever bothering to mention it when we spoke... everyday..

I'm now thinking about how I'm going to approach him. I don't know what to say, exactly. I'm not very good at these things, either. My mission in life is not to be the world's biggest drama queen. I'll leave that to Pat Robertson. But I can't let this go after how it's made me feel. I'm not a child, and I shouldn't be treated like one. I am just so angry right now. Just angry.


Whatever you do, wait until you can talk about it without getting angry. Being angry wont help anything.

theresa on February 25, 2004 10:31 PM

YIKES...geez that really stinks...I totally know how your feeling! Have you talked to your friend you were helping? gosh...lost for words!!

Your old roomie on February 26, 2004 04:33 PM

Theresa, I took your advice and waited a little while. I talked to my prof today and he assures me this was all a misunderstanding and that my name never came up. I'm not sure yet if I believe that, but it's one person's word against someone else's. But I've decided not to worry about it too much.

Roomie, I haven't seen her around, but I'm going to talk to her when I do.


Drina on February 26, 2004 11:09 PM

I'm glad you at least got some closure. Even if you don't believe that your name never came up, it must be nice to know that he doesn't think ill of you anymore :)

theresa on February 27, 2004 11:05 PM