Girls Talking during class is making me mad!! - page 2

I sit near two girls who talk during the entire lecture and bother everyone around us. The thing is they are both mean and no one wants to confront them so people just end up moving to another seat.... Read More

  1. by   txspadequeenRN
    Well just to be correct in the line of things I would tell your instructor but that probably wont work. So when you turn around in class and tell them to shut their pie hole or go outside to finish their dumba** converstaion , they will might just get the hint. Are we talking about college here.. These 2 need to grow up ...
  2. by   nurse4theplanet
    By sending them a note, although you were trying to be polite...you just reinforced to them how passive you are. Something needs to be said face to face (even if the thought of doing this makes you want to vomit). What is the worst that could happen? They keep talking...they are already doing that. They get mad...well aren't you mad that they are disrespecting you and taking away from an education you are PAYING for? Be polite, but firm...assertive. If they refuse to listen, then tell the instructor. If that fails to work, then swallow your pride and move! I would rather change seats, no matter how 'ideal' my seat seemed to me, than be distracted...it's not an ideal seat anyway if you can't pay attention.
  3. by   Jamie Dale
    I'd talk to the instructor, could be that she/he is intimidated by the two girls as well...lol. Or, just walk up and tell them to shut up. After all they aren't gods...only humans. They will eventually get glad in the same drawers they got mad in.
  4. by   locolorenzo22
    You have to confront them. It's your money they are wasting, and unless they are planning to pay you x dollars per word, you're not getting any benefit from it. Either out them in class or outside of class, but if they're going to be mean to you, so what? Are you really trying to be friendly with them? Are they going to pull out a colt .45 and whip you with it? (I'm just saying, I guess they could, but they'd be in serious risk of finishing the program) Let us know what you do and how it goes!!!!
  5. by   Kim O'Therapy
    "One possible choice is to address them during class time. Say, "Excuse me!" in a loud voice. When everyone stops what they're doing and stares at you, look directly at the offenders and say, "I can't hear the instructor over your talking. Please stop." They might not, but at least it puts them on notice that you're not going to crumble in fear in their presence. Your bold move might inspire some of the more lily-livered classmates to show their irritation as well."

    Great post. I have done the exact same thing you described. The offenders still try to talk; however, now other classmates get on their case too. What is with all the student rudeness?
  6. by   moongirl
    we had a similar problem. All it took to correct it was an anonymous note in the Program directors mailbox stating the girls' names, and it was extremely distracting and could something be done. and it was. we never hear a peep
    anymore
  7. by   locolorenzo22
    Well, after my wonderful advice, wouldn't you know I had this situation come up today in my seminar class. In the front row, no less! I basically leaned over and said "Do you mind? I can't hear her over you two.." Then they started rustling paper and writing statements back and forth, actually more distracting than the talking! RRRRR! Look, there's a time to talk and a time to pay attention! What's with some students?
  8. by   mvanz9999
    *** is with these students? All of them. I have never been in a class where this would have been tolerated by the rest of the students. Period.

    We (the students) are PAYING MONEY to be in class, and therefore have the right to hear what is going on.
  9. by   Nurse_Diane
    You probably would NEVER make friends with them (but who cares, right?), but you could raise your hand and say to the instructor "Would you mind speaking up a bit? There is quite a lot of chatter in here, and I'm having a hard time hearing the lecture"

    Who knows, maybe it would work.

    Good Luck!

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