So I just went to my college book store to buy a new text book for my class. I couldn’t find this book online for some reason so I had to go to the store, pay their insane mark ups, to buy what I thought would be a text book. You know cover, binding, high quality pictures, text, information. Text books are a massive scam, sometimes I find myself thinking that colleges exist only so that horrible authors with no friends, kids, spouse, or hope in life can feel at least a little bit special when the school requires us to purchase their useless text book for five times what it ought to be worth. The only upside to buying these outrageously over priced paper weights is that they make your bookshelf look really fancy, and you can pretend as though you live in the 1800 and have a massive library filled with tombs of ancient knowledge.
But I digress. I went to the store to buy one of these idiotically priced books, which odds are the teacher is probably only going to use for the problems in the back, and teach a completely different method to solving the problems than what the book details, making the majority of the text 100% worthless. I went to the economics section, and found the book, and what to my surprise, it is a god damn three ring binder filled with 8.5 by 11 inch print outs. The price for this slap in the face, 200 dollars. I just had to pay 200 dollars for a fucking three ring binder filled with what basically amounts to someone else’s notes. 200 dollars for a three ring binder. Not a book, no binding, no quality. A three ring binder, something that I could have put together myself for oh about 20 dollars, and here I am paying 200 dollars for this worthless sack of puss spewing shit. I can’t even make myself take the wrapper off of it, because once I do I am stuck with it. I am real excited to talk to this professor and let him have a piece of my mind. This is just ridiculous. Absolutely no justification for the price of this book exist. None. This is why so many people are having trouble in school, and why people such as myself cannot hardly stomach having to endure the perpetual slap in the ass that the institutions of so called “higher learning” deliver on to us.
With each passing quarter and now semester I have been growing more and more disillusioned with the modern concept of higher education. Professors acting as if they are Gods. Spreading political falsehoods, using their position to spread lies and filth. And now selling me a three ring binder for 200 dollars. I am so mad I am seeing red, my hands are shaking and I just want to drop kick this “book” through a wall.
Anyways that’s my venting for the day.
Just kidding update…
the professor of this course is a communist. He about had a wet dream when discussing Keynes. Going to be a fun 6 weeks.