Vent: Irritating classmates - page 2

I've had to put up with the same obnoxious people for 2 quarters now. I swear, they're following me! :chuckle In my A&P class there are 3 gals who get on absolutely everyone's nerves. They're... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Are these girls passing? In my experience, those types tend to flunk out, which is one of the reasons why they flirt so much.

    One instructor at my school was fired for having an affair with a student. I wonder if the same situation is happening here ...
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 10, '04
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "will my grade on the exam be better if my knees are dirty?"

    Their parents must be SO proud.
  3. by   hobbes
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Oh good grief. OK, I have no idea what THAT is supposed to mean. Maybe it's the upcoming birthday on Friday but I have NO clue on this innuendo, and I'm usually good at figuring them out. I'm getting old, pass the Geritol!
    Bill Clinton:Teacher => Monica Lewisky:Student ...Got it?
  4. by   hopefully
    Quote from AmyLiz
    I've had to put up with the same obnoxious people for 2 quarters now. I swear, they're following me! :chuckle

    In my A&P class there are 3 gals who get on absolutely everyone's nerves. They're always immaculately groomed - which is fine...I'd rather see people "together" than "disheveled", but we're talking not a hair out of place, dressed to the nines, nails perfectly manicured & polished. Most of us in the class (it's an evening class) work all day & come straight from the job...some are in scrubs, most others in jeans & sweatshirts or sweaters. We're tired, old & grouchy! :chuckle Then we see these gals sitting there in class, flirting with the instructor & every one of us would like to have words with them. Yesterday one of them gave the instructor some hard candy "for his breath" after class & they all asked him to come to the bio lab after he was done teaching his lab so that he could "help them".

    They're in my lab class too & demand attention from him constantly. They're always flirting, making suggestive comments, etc. One day in class he was explaining a system & afterward they demanded "private instruction" (their exact words). They hadnt' been paying attention in the first place.

    One of them has really irritated everyone in that she is the LAST PERSON DONE with the lecture exams. On exam day, we take the test, turn it in & leave, usually before the end of the class. She takes the test the entire class time & usually has to take it into our instructor's next class in order to finish it. Now, if she has a learning disability (I don't think she does, usually they have you take exams in the testing center) fine...but this is just nuts.

    They stay after everyone else leaves in lab...chatting away with the instructor.

    It's just sooo.....ANNOYING! :angryfire

    I'd say they're all in their late 20's. They shouldn't be trolling for married instructors or flirting to get better grades. The rest of us work hard for our grades & don't appreciate them trying other methods to improve their gpa. It makes us all sick.

    Unfortunately there's nothing we can really do about it. Obviously the instructor doesn't have a problem with it. He buys right into it. They did the same thing last quarter with that instructor too...the only thing being that he didn't buy into it as much. He gave us an hour to complete our tests...that one gal...she never was finished in time, so we would all have to wait on her so that we could go through the tests (he didn't let us leave after we were done).

    I guess I'm not looking for anything by posting this...just getting it off of my chest. Only a week and a half left. I sure hope none of these gals are in any of my other classes.
    As a guy, it seems like you are jealous of them. You said they are high maintanence. There is nothing wrong with that. So what if they act like that? You should not care about other people in class and how they act. They might be flirting with the instructor but as you said not every instructor accepts them. I would hate to see you as my coworker because your actions would say that you will hate people there also because of how they act.
  5. by   Baby Catcher
    Sorry but you better get used to it. These girls will get jobs just like the rest of you and will continue the same behavior. They tend to suck up to the right people and employers love them. It's just another fact of life in the real world.
  6. by   tomorrows RN
    I totally feel your fustration...
    There are 5 girls in my a+p class that are just off the wall. Ok their in there 30's, their smart and they get a+p real well. So they really don't care about the rest of us who needs to actually listen and try to learn. One girl brings alcohol along and inbetween classes the go and have acouple. Ok now I don't care what any one does to their body, but when you come to class all hyper, loud constently asking questions just to flirt I get mad- OH did I mention I'm paying $9,000 a semester!!!! I am so sick and tired of them I get so discourage aaahhh. Oh so last week we had to take a vote for when we wanted to take our lecture test. The 5 of them said wed. and the other 20 of us said the following week. We had 3 tests this week with in 2 days and to add that OMG! So when we raised our hands to vote for the next week, one of the girls yells "your all bunch of idiots!!" OMG can you imagine what I said, how can some one say such a thing when we actually need time to study, especially with having 3 tests already. This is my last semester of a+p I am just so burnt out from this class. Not to mention I have 2 clinicals ,1 lab and 4 lectures. I'm so tired. sorry I guess I just needed to vent Oh and one more thing one of the girls before class even started told everyone to stop talking so her friend can take her b/p -hello the hallway loud mouth
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from hopefully
    As a guy, it seems like you are jealous of them. You said they are high maintanence. There is nothing wrong with that. So what if they act like that? You should not care about other people in class and how they act. They might be flirting with the instructor but as you said not every instructor accepts them. I would hate to see you as my coworker because your actions would say that you will hate people there also because of how they act.
    There is a problem with high maintenance when a classmate of mine saw her assigned (a very good looking 28 year old) pt.'s call light on, and said "OMG i'll be right back!! i need LIPGLOSS before i go in there!" Aw COME ON!! He's ringing for his pain med, the kidney stone hurts, he could care less if you had a whole head of spinach stuck between your front teeth, really.

    I would have to say that high maintenance is definately taken too far sometimes. I just hope that she wouldn't do that if he coded. But then again she HAS verbalized that she's into nursing to find a doctor to marry, then she'll quit. Actually heard her say this. Proudly.

    (And if someone might think of that as jealous, then someone's going to have to tell me what to be jealous of, because it's been nothing so far.)
  8. by   LeesieBug
    "OMG i'll be right back!! i need LIPGLOSS before i go in there!"

    GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!! That kind of crap drives me crazy.

    What also drives me crazy is the common assumption that if you are a female and find the fru-fru, flirty, "high maintenance" types irritating, then you must be jealous.

    Not all of us want to be seen as the helpless, female sex-pot. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. I think these types make us look bad by fueling negative female stereotypes......especially those who are nurses and are fueling the "nurse as sex-kitten " image. Try acting like a professional nurse.


    Is it something that I lose sleep over? No...but I agree that it IS is irritating.
  9. by   Sheri257
    Geez, my school must be boring. Outside of clinical uniforms, people usually throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. No fashion mavens here. Not much makeup either. Even the younger students don't seem to care much about how they look.

    If somebody said they'd have to go put on some lip gloss, I think most people would would laugh. :chuckle
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 11, '04
  10. by   Sheri257
    Quote from LeesieBug
    What also drives me crazy is the common assumption that if you are a female and find the fru-fru, flirty, "high maintenance" types irritating, then you must be jealous.

    Not all of us want to be seen as the helpless, female sex-pot. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. I think these types make us look bad by fueling negative female stereotypes......especially those who are nurses and are fueling the "nurse as sex-kitten " image. Try acting like a professional nurse.
    When I was younger, I liked to dress sexy and wear a lot of makeup. Of course, I realize now that some of it was inappropriate, but I really didn't understand that at the time. Afterall, just about every cover of every woman's magazine encourages you do it. The headlines practically scream, "Be sexy!"

    Of course, it is inappropriate in this situation. I don't agree with what they're doing with this teacher, but I can understand it somewhat in the general sense.

    Part of it's just being young and having fun. Part of it can be confusing because you've got Britney Spears and like running around half naked on TV. I understand what you're saying, but I also think it's easier to understand what's appropriate and what's not when you're older.

    Or, maybe it's easier to understand when you're older because, if you're like me, you're not as hot as you used to be. If I wanted to look sexy now, I couldn't even if I tried. :chuckle
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 11, '04
  11. by   AmyLiz
    Yeah, jealousy has nothing...absolutely nothing to do with it. I'm just sick of it cos 98% of us are there to learn. We want to learn, we're paying to learn. Most of us in the class are from late 20's to mid 40's, we work, have families, and when we're in class, we're not there to watch/listen to girls try to pick up the instructor as if they're in a singles bar. The people in question are not the youngest, "hottest" or prettiest girls in class either, so I'm not jealous of their age or perceived beauty. Personally, I usually wear jeans & a sweater or shirt to class. Taking pride in my appearance is important to me & I have no problem with people taking pride in their appearance, however, appropriateness in attire is also important. Frankly, the whole appearance thing I could care less about if they just came into class, sat down & listened to the instructor like everyone else. The innuendo, flirting, etc, compiled with the excessive lip gloss & making sure every hair is in place while in the presence of the instructor is what gets to the rest of us in the class.

    My gut reaction initially was that they'll be lucky to get thru nursing classes. They don't want to get dirty...I got news for them...you get dirty. Also, I don't know of any nursing instructors that will allow extra time at the end of a class to work on a test. Sooo...I'll just bide my time. If they make it thru, I'm betting they won't be the same people they are today. If they don't, groovy.

    Only a week and a half & the class will be over.
  12. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from hobbes
    Bill Clinton:Teacher => Monica Lewisky:Student ...Got it?
    I can not believe I didn't get that!! :imbar Umm.. thanks(?) Hobbes.

    *sigh* I AM getting old...
  13. by   hopefully
    Quote from LeesieBug
    GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!! That kind of crap drives me crazy.

    What also drives me crazy is the common assumption that if you are a female and find the fru-fru, flirty, "high maintenance" types irritating, then you must be jealous.

    Not all of us want to be seen as the helpless, female sex-pot. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. I think these types make us look bad by fueling negative female stereotypes......especially those who are nurses and are fueling the "nurse as sex-kitten " image. Try acting like a professional nurse.


    Is it something that I lose sleep over? No...but I agree that it IS is irritating.
    I do not think high maintenance people or some gal that looks like someone from a cover of a cosmopolitian magazine is fueling any type of negative female sterotypes. Females have their own character and personalities.

    Anyway, if you are good looking, then that will make your life easier. Also, good looking people are percieved to be smarter. That is based on accurate psy. analyst. If you are a good looking nurse, people will tend to look up to you.

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