Thursday, January 15, 2009


This blog is slowly being transformed into a blog about my pet peeves. Ok, here we go. Let's start with pet peeves of the class room. Today, during a lecture, a cell phone went off (pet peeve #1 - cell phones in the classroom), not only did it go off, but the person belonging to the cell phone just let it ring (pet peeve #2 - idiot cell phone owners). Besides the cell phone distraction, this giant of a football player (pet peeve #3 - football players who get paid to go to school and didn't win a single game this season) sat in front of me and kept leaning back and forth blocking my view of the guest lecturer (pet peeve #4 - idiots who can't sit still for one freaking minute), who i found interesting. This kid, obviously did not (pet peeve #5 - people who are obviously majoring in the class they're taking but don't find it interesting). So 5 out of my hundreds of thousands of pet peeves all occurred in this one classroom setting. Here are a few things that could have happened, but didn't. Someone could have walked in wearing a bluetooth and left it in the entire class (pet peeve #6 - blue tooth). Someone could have walked in with a rolling backpack (pet peeve #7 which i coincidently have written a poem about - rolling backpacks. well, i have to get back to class. until next time.

ps. i was kidding. class hasn't started yet.


CurtisandMindy said...

Pet peeve #1- does it matter if the cell is on vibrate, or is the cells actual PRESENCE in the classroom what irritates you.
Pet peeve #2 - i totally agree. the same can be said for people who leave them ringing in church. even as they head for the door. open it up or push a button to stop it from ringing!!!!
petpeeve #3 - ditto
petpeeve #4 - what was the lecture on? perhaps it was past his intellectual depth.
pet peeve #5 - i don't know, that depends. sometimes there are some pretty weird classes that are "required" for a major. Also, I had to take a class on the United Nations for my major (totally relevant) but the teacher was a complete bore. Basically all your papers were, by his orders, cut and past copies of his lectures. Literally. He wanted you to CUT AND PASTE. Ridiculous. I never paid attention. I never went unless I HAD to. I got an A.
Pet peeve #6 - required use if driving in the state of really, can't help you there. I don't like it when people wear them ALL the time, but I can see it is helpful when driving.
Pet peeve #7 - maybe they have back problems from a car accident that left them nearly crippled but they have been through years and years of physical therapy and are now able to walk but cannot carry a backpack...though they desperately wish too.

ps. where is that poem? I want to read it.

Matthew said...

there is a difference between silent and vibrate. Now a days, vibrate means VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV. It's still quite loud. Silent is completely silent. The problem is because of pet peeve #2, most people don't turn theirs on to silent, or at least vibrate.

The lecture was on this woman's experience of studying a city in Peru for 21 years and social change and what not. very interesting. I figure if you're going to be a soc major, you should probably be interested.

there is a huge difference between blue tooth use when you're driving as compared to blue tooth use when you're sitting in class. (note the use of hands).

Ii can't believe you've never read my hate poem, its under info on my facebook page or somewhere there, it's quite a ways down, but you should be able to find it. Let me know what you think? :)