I got called to cover chemistry this morning. I figured that I knew enough to handle whatever assignment they had. But then I got to school, and I got a look at the assigned worksheet.
The first question was to find the definition of solvation. Now, I've heard of solvents and solutes, but solvation? They had 60 questions about water and solutions, and most of the questions looked foreign to me. And, it was multiple choice.
The first two classes were honors. I followed along as they worked through the questions, looking things up in the textbook as I could. I found a few of the answers. I knew that I wasn't going to be much help to them.
"What's the formula for salt?"
I knew that one. I replied: "NaCl".
I didn't hear the question, but a girl at another table said to her table mate, "She went to college." I assume that the first girl wondered how I knew that. I didn't see what the big deal was. The girl at the table that wanted the formula explained, "Ms. D. went over this yesterday, and I still don't remember it."
I guess I know more than I thought. At least I didn't make a fool of myself trying to do their worksheet.