Do you know what really grinds my gears? People talking in class with no care for anyone who may actually care about the class.
History of Jazz this morning was almost the “straw that broke the camel’s back” in terms of what I have had to put up with from so-called “classmates”.
First, some backstory… (weird wavy dream sequence-esque transition)
For weeks in this class whenever the professor, who btw can be rather soft-spoken sometimes, but is clear more often than not, would lecture or play a track as an example, there is audible chatter going on in the upper rows of the lecture hall. Yes, this class is in a recital/lecture hall. The teacher at least twice that I can remember has told people that the talking is becoming a problem and the miscreants have continued to break the edicts of the teacher.
(wavy transition back to present)
So, this morning I show up to class, and a little bit later said professor’s student worker showed up. We were slated to watch a film on Miles Davis today. She said that he was sick and she would play the film for us. She then proceeds to have everyone sign the roll for the class. After this, the talking becomes more of a problem than I ever have known it to be. Then, as it would come as no shock to anyone, most of the people that showed up proceed to leave. Another classmate suggests to the student worker that it’s not quite fair that they left and they should get the same credit as everyone else. So (as the student worker told me after class upon me bringing up my concerns on this issue) she check with the office downstairs, and she got the go-ahead to pass around another sheet that those of us who stayed to watch the film signed to get granted some extra credit for actually being there. I think that is the most fair thing that could have been done considering the situation.
Now, to my opinion on these so-called “classmates.” I hate them, I despise them. Obviously, they don’t care enough about the class to actually shut up during class while the teacher is talking. Shut up or get out! It’s that simple.
I don’t know whether or not to talk to the professor about it again. I don’t think that I have to, I think the student worker of his will bring it up nonetheless with the extra credit being grated. I paid for the class, I should be able to enjoy the class and any class that I take without detraction from dumb juveniles that see fit to do no better than to socialize. What a sad society it will be when these kinds of people take over leadership roles in society. I know a person like me won’t make it with them in charge. I guess I just have to make sure that I’m in charge, lol. (Me? In charge of anything? Now I’m dreaming, hehe.)
That is all (gets off soapbox).