Post # 1
so I’m in grad school and taking summer classes. Well, there’s this person in my class who I can’t stand. He’s the typical needy attention whore and he’s driving us all crazy. You know the type; there’s one in every class. This guy will spout out technical terms just to validate to himself that he knows the material, even when it is currently unrelated to the topic we are discussing. He sucks up to the teacher and throws in unrelated terms when he asks her questions as well (and he asks A LOT just to make it seem like he’s so damn involved in the material). He’ll play devil’s advocate just for the sake of seeming insightful, he’ll try to start debates with anyone at any given time (even in the middle of the lecture) and HE INTERRUPTS EVERYONE (he interrupted me TWICE tonight, and another classmate 3 times!) He’ll even call home when we’re on break in class and talk very loudly to his wife and son so we all know what a wonderful husband and father he is. I DON’T GIVE A SHIT THAT YOUR SON IS DRINKING MORE MILK NOW THAT YOU’VE SWITCH TO ORGANIC! I’m so damn tired of it – it actually distracts me from learning, and I can’t tune him out, because EVERY fucking part of the class has to be about him in some way. He’s CONSTANTLY drawing attention to himself and away from the material. I’m not paying $500 per summer class to listen to him brag about how smart he thinks he is just b/c he needs is fucking ego stroked. UGH! Yeah, and I just found out that 2 of us are getting sent to Costa Rica for our internships: me and… yeah, possibly this asshole. I will kill myself if he gets picked. I will not spend 4 weeks with his needy ass.
I bet you’ve had “that guy” in your class before, right? care to share how you dealt with it? He’s already been “talked to” once by the prof…
Also: Dear woman on Craigslist who wants my bridal robe: YOU want it. YOU stood me up. I’m NOT coming by to drop it off or re-arrange my schedule for you to come get it. You get it on MY TIME at MY HOUSE. Capiche?
sorry, I’m very RAWR tonight.
Post # 3
wow i just finished with school and i totally had THAT guy in my class, or girl. in fact, i think it was a girl more often.
it drove me crazy too. she was one of those people that always talked about being on the dean’s list as well. err.. it’s not that hard to get a 3.5 as a comm major, sorry sweetie.
i feel you.
Post # 4
I work with that girl :P. Honestly, I try to either ignore her when I can because any attention just feeds her and when I can’t stand it, I argue with her. She thinks she knows it all, and eventually you’ll find something you know more about and it will usually shut him/her up. Mature? No. But it’s pretty effective.
Post # 5
Dude, I think THAT GUY was in almost every single class I took in college. It was either a know-it-all or some irritating ass who cracked jokes non-stop while the rest of the class rolled their eyes and cringed. Usually the profs just dealt with it but one day I had this foreign Sociology prof from Africa and he stopped and yelled at the kid, telling him the classroom was no place for his flippant comments and to shut-up. That was the first day of class and that kid never came back, lol.
Post # 6
That’s why I decided to take online classes this summer leading up to my wedding. There is definitely “that guy” in my class, but I just choose not to click on his posts :).
Post # 7
I had an english class in undergrad, and this much older gentleman was taking it, and he just so happened to work in one of those Colonial cities in Virginia. So the class is American Lit covering the colonial years, and the prof. is discussing cultural, social, and technical trends of the time, and this guy corrected her about some assinine technique that was used to wash clothes or something irrelevant like that. So she let’s him have it for interrupting class for a completely pointless correction.
Only problem is, that guy CONTINUED to correct her. I can’t believe he never learned. I have a friend who’s favorite phrase is “well, actually….” and then launches into these long diatribes on the historical aspect of whatever subject you brought up, and how you’re wrong because history actually states that…. (whatever…) It’s a TOTAL conversation killer. The other person just tunes them out anyway and then there’s an awkward silence.
SO WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
DON’T FEED THE GOD DAMNED TROLLS.
WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE RIGHT???? rawr.