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August 31, 2005

SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!

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!!!

Click-click-click-Click-click-click-Click-click-click-Click-click-click.....

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!? :*(

16 comments:

Heather said...

LOL! I'm sorry.

BlackOps said...

Hey HUMAAAH
What be happening girl....I missed your banter and manner, you can count on me coming to see you more often.

Kris said...

These kinds of classes/students are my excuse NEVER to finish my doctorate! :)

TheMartins said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. The teacher didn't say a word? Good luck... maybe throw a peice of paper at her? LOL

Kristen said...

we had a "clacker." We hated her on the first day of class and were ready to kill her by the end of the third year of school. Did she really have to raise her hands 6 inches off the keyboard so she could get proper momentum to make the loudest clack?

I'm feeling your pain, sista. Loud and elaborate sighs sometimes work. Give it a shot.

Humor Girl's Mom said...

Juner Bug, knock Ms. Keyboarder down and stomp on her precious laptop. You can do it, I know you can.

MG said...

Have you tried the polite approach of simply beating her senseless? Or maybe just a couple swift kicks to the head?

sasfdasfdljkfksdjkfjsd said...

Maybe she'll be cursed with excruciatingly painful tendonitis at a young age.

ben.run said...

Sometimes I can be convinced that there are special schools where people can get trained to be super irritating and inconsiderate. It just doesn't seem possible that someone could bring in so many factors all at once by themselves without some serious training!

Ben.

Jeremiah said...

OMG i hate stuff like that. In my english class last year we had a couple of people that did annoying things like that the entire class. Taping on the desk loudly, singing even though they were awful, and just being loud and smelly. It took all my strength to not snap. AHHH, at least others feel my pain, it seemed that no one else was bothered in my class!

-RM said...

1st time visitor to the site....found out quicly why you're nicknamed humor girl. Totally lmao, and totally feel bad. Love the blog, and just bookmarked you ;).

Marel Lecone said...

So, I guess some like to hear themselves talk. This one--likes to hear herself type! WTH? :)

Melissa H said...

I will be convinced for the rest of my life that college is not about learning the information necessary to obtain your degree; rather, it is about learning how to survive dealing with people in the most annoying situations EVER.

Take "group projects", for example. All profs will tell you that you must do this because you will have to work with people in the real world. Well, since they have lived in Academicia for their entire lifetimes, they have no idea that, in the "real world", slackers wouldn't get PAID and no one would carry their a** through it.

As for Laptop Lady? Sit next to her next week and periodically reach over and hit one of her keys. When she asks you to stop, tell her that it sounds like so much fun to hit the keys that hard that you can't help yourself but join in on the fun. ;-)

Ms. Q said...

grrrr. I have the exact same experience.

Last night, in my linguistics class, the winner of the award for most annoying and distracting student goes to the girl in the front row (not two feet from the professor) with looooong red hair who spent over ONE HOUR brushing her hair.

First runner up was the girl right next to me with ADD who couldn't stop bouncing her knee which shook the entire table.

Second runner up was the guy behind me crunching something crunchy AND clicking his pen repeatedly.

I hear ya, sister! I feel your pain.

Kent said...

I would kill for that granola bar right about now...

Anonymous said...

didn't you have anything to throw at her? the great thing about a rampant loudTyper is that they're totally absorbed by whatever menial thing they're writing at the time. wad up something and subtly sling it at her. greatest when you can enlist the support of fellow students.