Back to my International Human Rights class. It's very likely that you will hear me talk a lot about this class because it has the most interesting group of people.
Well, interesting this is NOT...It's ANNOYING!
Typing on a laptop is ONLY acceptable in a PURELY lecture course. If it's necessary to take rampant notes for an entire 1.5 hrs, you may very well need to type them. HOWEVER!!, if it is a course designed for discussion, and everything you need to know is from the reading,...then YOU DON'T NEED A LAPTOP!!!
I was in the BACK of the room and was having trouble hearing, anyway. What I might have heard before was QUICKLY cut off at the pass by her keyboard diarrhea.
The girl that sat next to me was equally irritated. I saw her eyes dart over to Laptop-Lady and I whispered:
Me: "Honestly...is that not completely annoying?"
Her: "I wonder what she could be typing?" We had NO notes at this point.
Me: "Something on AIM."
And to set the record straight...she was a LOUD typer. The kind that lift their hands off the keyboard and take a breath before continuing. The kind that broadcast to the room the beginning of EVERY new sentence with 2 defiant pounds to the "space bar".
YOU ARE ANNOYING EVERYONE! :)
As if that's not enough.... she began to wrestle with her granola bar!? Right in the middle of discussing an important upcoming project. Not just any granola bar, the Natures Made granola bars in the cellophane wrapper! The kind of wrapper that you would never DARE open when you're trying to be descreet because it sounds like television static! Who is this chick!? And why does she hate me!? :*(