Oh Very Much Dear!

I don't remember how I stumbled upon Not Always Right, but I've been reading it for years–since before its sister pages were introduced, for certain. At that time, the moderators (or maybe just one, back then) didn't post on weekends, so if you were careful (and a fast reader, like me), you could finish the entire site in a week or two. Sometimes, the stories don't make me laugh at all (and I read NA-Learning and NA-Working along with the original now) and a few times, I've sincerely regretted participating in the new comments section.

And then sometimes, I'll read a story that one of the commenters capitalizes on so much, I nearly lose my mind in laughter.

By itself, "Should Study What You Say" was simply cute. Along with Henry Thiel's morning mania, however (thank you, medication), it got out of control. So here is the complete compliation–the original poster's, Henry's and everyone else's. A few of them have been corrected because they didn't make sense or the spelling/grammar was off, but most of them are intact–and incredibly funny.


I was going to take philosophy, but then I thought better of it.
I tried studying history, but it took me ages.
I tried studying finance, but I lost interest.
I tried studying archaeology, but it was the pits.
I tried studying theater, but it was too much drama!
I tried studying agriculture but all the spots were farmed out to rural kids.
I tried studying ASL but people kept giving me the finger.
I tried studying horticulture, but I couldn't beleaf the work.
I tried studying zoology, but the homework was beastly.
I tried studying accounting but I had trouble summing things up.
I tried studying computer science but I was too bugged by the work.
I tried studying Latin, but it just felt dead.
I tried studying architecture, but felt it wasn't supporting me.
I tried studying hydrology but I washed out.
I tried studying meteorology, but was blown away.
I tried studying art but the teachers gave me the brush-off.
I tried studying aerodynamics but it was a drag.
I tried studying rocketry, but it kept going over my head.
I tried studying poetry, but rhythm and rhyme was not mine.
I tried studying economics, but couldn't capitalize on it.
I tried studying tactics, but it was an uphill battle.
I tried studying Russian but the class went too quick for me.
I tried studying Speech, but nobody wanted to listen.
I tried studying music, but it just didn't strike a chord with me.
I tried studying pottery, but my projects were only half baked.
I tried studying metallurgy but couldn't steel myself for the work.
I tried studying electronics, but the workload was shocking.
I tried studying chemistry but it didn't get a reaction out of me.
I tried studying physics but couldn't force myself to continue
I tried studying magnetism but kept being repulsed.
I tried studying the History of Asia but couldn't Orient myself.
I tried studying the History of China but kept hitting a wall.
I tried studying the History of India but felt there were too many sacred cows
I tried studying the History of Persia, but I saw the workload and I ran.
I tried studying pre-Roman England, but had to Welsh on the classes.
I tried studying the Middle Ages in England but the class was fit not fit for beast nor man.
I tried studying the history of France but the teachers were too forthright.
I tried studying geography, but was incontinent.
I tried studying carpentry but kept getting hammered.
I tried studying Oceanography, but I just couldn't sea the answers.
I tried studying mining, but found the subject boring.
I tried studying psychology but couldn't get my head in the game.
I tried studying printing, but it didn't leave a good impression.
I tried to study antiques, but it got old really fast.
I tried studying glass blowing, but it sucked.
I tried studying traffic management, but I couldn't handle another light subject.
I tried studying waste management, but every time the subject came up, I flushed.
I tried studying flying, but I couldn't land a scholarship.
I tried to go into the military, but they didn't have any openings until March.
I tried [going to] culinary school, but the competition ate me up.
I tried studying Kendo, but they were under staff-ed.
I tried studying sword play, but I just couldn't cut it.
I tried studying television repair, but I couldn't channel my energy.
I tried studying roofing but I came down with shingles.
I tried studying to be an astronaut but I kept spacing out.
I tried studying oceanic navigation but I couldn't find any books on sail.
I tried studying herpetology, but the job market wouldn't pay scale.
I tried studying ichthyology, but I floundered in class.
I tried studying spelunking but I was always in the dark.
I tried studying survival techniques, but it killed my GPA.
I tried studying art, but wasn't drawn to it.
I tried studying t-shirt manufacturing, but I couldn't pass the screen test.
I tried studying astronomy, but it was over my head.
I tried studying swimming, but I was drowning under the workload.
I tried studying primatology, but went completely bananas.
I tried studying vertebrate paleontology, but the professor kept picking bones with me.
I tried studying refrigeration, but the subject left me cold.
I tried studying polar science, but the class went south fast.
I tried studying conchology, but everyone said I was just being [shellfish].
I tried studying dancing, but found I hadn't taken the proper steps.
I tried studying horseback riding but couldn't be saddled with more classes.
I tried studying French, but it was merde-r. (Another commenter suggested you could “beg for merci”!)
I tried studying medicine, but I didn't have the patients.
I tried studying geology, but I was too stoned.
I tried studying chemistry, but it [left me mixed up].
I tried studying botany and it grew on me!


I finally came up with two of my own!

 

I thought about studying chiropractic, but I decided not to take a crack at it.

I tried studying gardening, but found I didn't carrot all!

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