Training ended on a low note today. We were given a fairly complex problem to solve and given several hours to complete it. I struggled through it but made good headway. When lunch time rolled around, most of the class voted to have burritos delivered. I said, "Screw that!" and headed off to a nearby noodle place. Other folks might like to sit in a computer lab for hours and hours, but I wanted some sunshine and fresh air. It's finally above freezing! When I came back I continued to muddle through the project. I finally got to a point where I was getting error messages I could not fix. The instructor was busy helping others, so I waited. And waited. And waited. Now it's nice that you want to help someone, but that doesn't mean you devote ALL your attention to a couple of folks. Heck, you had been sitting at your desk most of the class and now all of a sudden you want to be Mr Helpful? People were getting up and leaving having completed the assignment (or at least I think so). That was the other problem. There seemed to be no consistent feedback as to if we had completed the assignment correctly. Sure, the model could run, but did it solve correctly? Finally I had had enough. I packed up and left. I had some choice comments in the course evaluation. At least the last part is nothing I need in my job, but it's nice to challenge myself in figuring things out. So now it's time for beer and fursuiting!