Professor Murphy was quick to inform us that, due to the fact that there were more students this semester than there were cooking stations, we were to work in groups for the entirety of this baking course. We got to choose our partners at the end of his introduction. I didn't know anyone, so I got stuck with Ashley.
We introduced ourselves. I was a culinary arts major starting my first year at that college. Ashley was a Liberal Arts major with little to no actual interest in cooking. Immediately, it was clear to both of us which partner was going to be putting in more work this semester. As we spoke, she opted out of looking at me and instead kept her eyes locked onto her smartphone. It was almost relieving; as a pretty shy person, I wasn't exactly looking for a someone to talk to during class. Ashley, with her apparent lack of any motivation, seemed to be of much the same mindset. Neither of us were remotely disappointed with the fact that we'd be spending th