I have a question I want to put out there and get some feedback on.
What do you think about this: You want to enroll in a jewelry making
class with a teacher well known for his specialty. You contact the
teacher, and you are told to make an appointment to speak with the
teacher, and bring any jewelry you have made. You get to the
appointment, and you meet with the teacher, who looks at your
jewelry, and asks if you have any questions. You find out that there
are only 5 available spaces for students, and there is a waiting
list. You are told that you will be put on the waiting list, and
that basically is the end of the “interview.”
Upon visiting the teacher’s website, about three months after your
interview, you realize that there are classes starting up soon, so
you call the teacher, and he says no, there are no spaces, some
students are not leaving yet, and he will call you when there is a
spot. When asked how long the waiting list is, your question is
Well, it has been 10 months since that interview. I am wondering,
what would you think? Would you think that the waiting is list is
so long that it goes on for years ;), or that you are being blown
off? I myself don’t understand why I can’t get an answer as to where
my name is on this list. I don’t think it is too much to ask. I also
think that perhaps there is no list, and the choosing of students is
totally at the teacher’s discretion.
So, what does one do? You want to take a class, and feel like you are
being refused for whatever reason? I would really appreciate thoughts
on this, because I am at a loss at what to do without making a pest
of myself and alienating the teacher.
I would rather not name the teacher, to keep it impartial.