October 5, 2009

A Person In Class Is Embarrassed (and it isn't me)

Although I did manage to spill coffee all over one of the desks, I cleaned it up and nobody really cared. Other transgressions from the social norms, however, are more noticeable.

My cytoskeleton teacher gives lectures using powerpoints. To keep us from having to copy everything down (not that we by any means have to, seeing as the class isn't graded), she emails the presentations to us after she gives them. Some people, however, are too unobservant to realize this.

Last class, the boy sitting next to me, whose name I unfortunately don't know, spent the first forty minutes taking furious notes, copying down every word and diagram on the slides. I, on the other hand, was keeping track of the funny things the teacher said (i.e. haha, the MAN protein looks like a --you can guess). After explaining a particularly word-filled slide, our lecturer paused and asked, "can I go on?"

Most of the class nodded and muttered our assent, but this one boy emitted a rather sharp "no!" and continued his rapid scribbling.

"You know that I'll be emailing you this, right? There's no need to copy everything down."

The boy seemed to go into shock. "What!?" he roared, tearing an inked page out of his notebook and jumping from his seat.

"Um..." responded the teacher.

"I don't believe it!" He crumpled the paper into a lumpy ball and attempted to storm over to the trash can and throw it out. Unfortunately for him, he tripped over my feet in the process.


6 comments:

Gretchen said...

HAHAHA!!!
i'm sorry
i shouldn't laugh at other people's pain. although...you didn't tell him not to copy everything down...

great story

vicky/bruney said...

hahahahahaaha...if I was smart enough to be in SHP that would absolutely be me...actually ms. pointy, my AP Econ, teacher tells us every class that she's posting the ppts on blackboard but I always copy down everything regardless...

she also says that we will rarely, if ever watch ppts but she's showed us three in the last two weeks...

Bubble said...

i just cant believe you were watching him all along! that's hilarious though- i would have sat through it, too.

i bet everyone laughed when he tripped. :)

Jackie said...

Okay, I swear my "ala Just My Luck" theory works. Tea, who has suffered continually from trippingallovertheplaceitis, has now passed on her affliction by tripping someone else, much to their embarassment. Only I really hope you don't try kissing him to get it back...

Tea said...

this was rendered void when I tripped over my chair in asr fifteen minutes ago.

Jackie said...

NOOOOOOOOOO i told you not to kiss him!!