Annoying Students In Your Class

There is always that one kid in class who bugs the crap out of you. As I was sitting in class yesterday, annoyed by a foot tapper, I thought the best thing to do would be to compile a list of annoying student classifications. Instead of taking spectacular notes, I brainstormed for this list. Without further delay:

The Kissing Couple
Aww look at how cute that couple is. They whisper into each others ear and giggle throughout class. How ador… NO, DON’T KISS IN LECTURE! I’M TRYING TO TAKE NOTES, NOT WATCH YOU MAKE OUT. Seriously, this has gotten out of hand. I’ve had numerous situations where I’m sitting behind a couple who snoggs through half the lecture. That’s really great that you guys are into each other, but please, it is not necessary to have a stage show of your affections in the middle of the lecture hall with over 200 people able to see. Annoyance Level: Medium

If you see this in class or in the library, throw eggs at them

The Foot/ Pencil Tapper

Is there anything more annoying than having Travis Barker jamming next to you in class? I love rock music, but not next to me when I’m trying to listen. It starts off as a slow, steady rhythm, almost as if the person is stretching out and getting loose. Then it subtly builds. And builds. Until a feverish drumming is in full swing. Full annoyance ensues. No body likes a one man band. So unless you are playing Rock Band at home, which is acceptable and encouraged, keep the drumming to a minimum champ. Annoyance Level: High

The Sniffler

We’ve all been there before. You’re sitting in class and the person next to you lets out a solid sniffle. Then another one. Ultimately, it is a Sniffling Symphony. Much like The Foot/ Pencil Tapper, this guy is flying solo. He does not care if he bothers you. He just wants to unstuff his his nose. Hey buddy, here are some suggestions for you: A) Get some Kleenex B) Take some Decongestant and C) Get some sudafed before bed. With these three simple guidelines, your nose will be more clear than the Bay Bridge at 2 am.               Annoyance Level: High

It's called a Drug Store for a reason. Go there.

The Talkers

“Oh my god, can you believe the drama we are having during Rush?” Probably have heard that one 100 times. Nobody cares. If you want to have a conversation, either text it during class or talk about it… wait for it… outside of class! Yesterday I was sitting in lecture and these two girls had a conversation throughout the entire lecture. Dumb. There isn’t really much else that needs to be said here. This is just plain annoying. Annoyance Level: Medium

The Know It All

For all intents and purposes, this guy could teach the class if he felt like it. His knowledge is unrivaled. Not a person in the room knows as much as him. He eats this information for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This guy is an idiot, and his role collectively unites the entire class against him. Rolled eyes, sighs and texting commence as soon as his hand goes up. You know its going to be 5 minutes until the Professor can begin lecturing again. In my Poly Sci classes, I have had the same Know It All in three classes. Now this bloke is unique in the sense that he is balding and always keeps his sunglasses on his head during class. To add further clout to his Know It All status, he answers questions while keeping his head on the back of his chair, slouched if you will, just so we know that he is a knowledgeable scholar. This blog has been brewing for over a year now, and I dedicate it to The Know It All.   Annoyance Level: Mount Everest

That’s what I’ve come up with. Can you think of anything else? If you find yourself falling under any of the categories, you probably need to reevaluate your life. Or just stop being annoying in class, whatever works best for you.

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One Response to Annoying Students In Your Class

  1. rachforthewin says:

    SO true. I think the know it all would have to be at the top of my list.

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