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11:14 PM on 12/04/12 
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gfxtwin
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Okay, this is going to be a long post.


I'm in this class and I have to do a report, a very important report worth a large percentage of my grade, on a group of people of my choice who, because it's an ad class, fit into a target demographic. So I pick musicians because it would be fun and easy to go to concerts and talk to people and do it that way, right? I decide I'll interview a handful of peeps and ask them questions related to buying instruments and guitar shop culture and whatnot. I go to three concerts and I can't get a single full interview. Two people agree to do the interview (across all three shows, two people) and even they got distracted and had to bail. So, with time running out, I decided to make up a large portion of the paper. Basically the part about me meeting people and interviewing them. Problem is, I need at least 6 or so contacts (names and numbers) to give to my professor because she's planning on calling everyone's interviewees. Oh. Shit. I turn in the paper and I'm now at my current situation - I'm telling the TA via email that I'm looking through my notes to find the contacts, but I'm having trouble finding them. So I asked her to give me one more day for me to get them and send to her. My professor said that not turning in the contacts will only result in a deduction of 5 points, but not interviewing anyone might result in expulsion. In other words, If I can't provide the names/numbers I'm in deep.

So, I was wondering if some people here would....


just kidding. I'm not putting anyone in that position.

But: Any advice? What would you do if you were in my shoes? Is there a creative solution to my dilemma that I'm not seeing? And some pity posts would be cool too.
11:48 PM on 12/04/12 
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go down to the local bar and get some damn contacts!
02:10 AM on 12/05/12 
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Use friends/family. Your professor will have no way of knowing their relation to you as long as you tell the person beforehand that they'll be getting a call.
06:58 AM on 12/05/12 
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Use friends/family. Your professor will have no way of knowing their relation to you as long as you tell the person beforehand that they'll be getting a call.

This.
08:19 AM on 12/05/12 
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if you pay me $20 i'll pretend for you

but seriously, just get your friends to help you
08:29 AM on 12/05/12 
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Use my name
10:20 AM on 12/05/12 
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Problem is, I need at least 6 or so contacts (names and numbers) to give to my professor because she's planning on calling everyone's interviewees. .

I've been in the same exact position. Only my professor didn't ask for names and phone numbers. I made the whole thing up and ended up fairing pretty well.

That's a little strange. Do they really expect a professor who has 100s of papers to grade to call and confirm that the student interviewed everyone? I mean... that sounds like a huge waste of time. =/ Unless it's for some journalism class where it's understandable for someone to fact check.

I'd go with the use friends and tell them to expect calls.... and tell them pretty much what you want them to say. Works like a charm.
11:46 AM on 12/05/12 
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Why didn't you just do your assignment? I'm sure you could've found musicians outside of going to concerts. You should've just hung out at a Guitar Center. Almost every employee is a musician in a band, not to mention a large portion of the customers are as well.
12:13 PM on 12/05/12 
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How is a story of procrastination and plagiarism a tragic story?
12:44 PM on 12/05/12 
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Okay, this is going to be a long post.


I'm in this class and I have to do a report, a very important report worth a large percentage of my grade, on a group of people of my choice who, because it's an ad class, fit into a target demographic. So I pick musicians because it would be fun and easy to go to concerts and talk to people and do it that way, right? I decide I'll interview a handful of peeps and ask them questions related to buying instruments and guitar shop culture and whatnot. I go to three concerts and I can't get a single full interview. Two people agree to do the interview (across all three shows, two people) and even they got distracted and had to bail. So, with time running out, I decided to make up a large portion of the paper. Basically the part about me meeting people and interviewing them. Problem is, I need at least 6 or so contacts (names and numbers) to give to my professor because she's planning on calling everyone's interviewees. Oh. Shit. I turn in the paper and I'm now at my current situation - I'm telling the TA via email that I'm looking through my notes to find the contacts, but I'm having trouble finding them. So I asked her to give me one more day for me to get them and send to her. My professor said that not turning in the contacts will only result in a deduction of 5 points, but not interviewing anyone might result in expulsion. In other words, If I can't provide the names/numbers I'm in deep.

So, I was wondering if some people here would....


just kidding. I'm not putting anyone in that position.

But: Any advice? What would you do if you were in my shoes? Is there a creative solution to my dilemma that I'm not seeing? And some pity posts would be cool too.

Make 6 google voice numbers... That's what I do for references on my resume.
02:51 PM on 12/05/12 
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you're 27 years old, you should have planned better.
04:28 PM on 12/05/12 
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get 6 different phone numbers of your own, pretend each one of them belongs to a different person (that you made up) and give the numbers to your teacher. If he calls any of those numbers you just have to pretend you're a real person. if it fails, well, it least it was worth it
09:14 PM on 12/05/12 
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get 6 different phone numbers of your own, pretend each one of them belongs to a different person (that you made up) and give the numbers to your teacher. If he calls any of those numbers you just have to pretend you're a real person. if it fails, well, it least it was worth it
hahahahah go with this idea! give a different accent to each imaginary person too, that might give you extra points!
02:04 AM on 12/06/12 
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Phone book??????????!!!!!!
01:49 AM on 12/12/12 
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Looks like I'm in the clear!



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