3 days ago (while still in Sweden) I get a sms from one of my teachers:
“Hi Jonna, we are so sorry but all lessons are cancelled from Wed to Fri. We have an event then.”
Bummer, I think, but still, reply with an “Okay.”
Then yesterday, when I’m sitting, jet-lagged and itchy on my couch feeling everything but flash I suddenly get a phone call from another teacher:
“Hi Jonna, you didn’t come to school today. Will you come tomorrow?”
“Eh… what? I was told all lessons were cancelled!”
“Who told you that?!”
“One of you teachers!”
“But you are back in China?”
“Yes. So what.. do I have class tomorrow?”
“Eh… well… no, how about I see you next week instead?”
“What about tomorrow though? And what about the event? Do you have an event now?”
“Well... ehh... next week have midterm exams”
“How about me, do I not get any midterm exam?”
“No… well seeing it is only you in your class we were thinking there was no need.”
“Okay…” (fine, I’m not going to force them to give me an exam, I’m over that!)
“So see you next week! Bye bye!”
I hang up, thinking to myself: “what on earth just happened?” So I text the teacher again saying “Why did you say my classes were cancelled?”
No reply. I decide to deal with it when I see them face to face instead.
Still, the lack of communication over here is sometimes quite appalling. I don't understand how things can always go so wrong? It is like, one person (in this case, one of my teachers) tells you something, but forgets to tell others (in this case, her workmates) about it.
I guess from now on I should always question my sms:es.
(Oh, and in this case it is not a language mix-up. All this communication happened in Chinese)