quick sga rant

Okay, I’ve just got to get this out of my system, because it’s bugging me.

At last Monday’s meeting, Allen, our Speaker of the House, announces that we will not have a meeting on November 25th seeing as how it’s only a 2-day school week and it’s getting close to finals. In fact, last week was supposed to be our last SGA meeting before the end of the semester. We all have projects and finals to worry about now. I was all happy and stuff, because as much as I like SGA, I really need my Mondays right now to get stuff done. So, I start to plan my life around having that Monday this week to work with my group.

Later that Monday night, Allen sends out an email saying that because there are some pertinent things that the House needs to address (mainly some club funding), we have to meet on the 25th. Damn. Oh well, that shouldn’t take too long to deal with. It’ll be a short meeting and afterwards, I can get everything wrapped up that’s due on the 26th. Oh no. That would make my life way too easy.

Along comes the 21st. Leonard, our esteemed SGA President emails us and apologetically says that we need to have an Assembly meeting in order to address an issue that the Admin wants to know the student’s opinion on (for more detail, drop me an email or an IM, I’m not going to post that here). *sigh* So, we now have an Assembly meeting at 8:45pm with a House meeting following shortly afterwards. I can deal with this. I’ll meet with my senior design group at 7pm, finish working on our presentation until about 8:30, wander over to the UC for our meeting at then after the meeting, I’ll just stay up late and finish my CPE431 homework.

Then, at 9:53pm last night, I get an email from Chris, the Rules Committee chairman. I’m on the Rules Committee. The email’s a friendly reminder that since we’ve got House and Assembly meetings, we have a Rules Committee meeting to go to, too. That meeting is at 8pm.

So, I’ve gone from last Monday’s announcement of not having any meetings this week so that we can start preparing for finals and completely devote our attention, for a short while, to school. Now, I have meetings starting at 8pm and going until who on earth knows when. I’m not complaining about SGA. I have really enjoyed, so far, being a representative in the House. I’m complaining because I think that it’s ridiculous that we’ve gone from having no SGA meetings as of a week ago to now have all three of the meetings I would normally have. I just consider that to be ridiculous when the original reason we weren’t supposed to have them was to give us time to deal with finals and final projects.

Okay, I’m done with my rant now. I just really needed to get that out.