Vent: Irritating classmates - page 5

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   nursesrocks
    Try not to get bothered by them and concentrate on your own affairs. They are just demonstrating their survival skills. Lol. You should be thankful you don't need to flirt with anyone to pass a class. Anyway, if you mind your own business, your life would be so much easier. I say that to myself a lot too, if I mind mine own business, I'll be ok. Its for our good, I promise!
  2. by   MryRose
    I figure that I am paying for the class with my money and my time and I intend on getting what I have paid for.

    In algebra there were a couple of guys behind my desk who were taking the class as a review and frequntly chatted during lecture making it difficult for me to hear. I politely and quietly asked them during break to please stop as I couldn't hear.

    The next day they continued and so I turned to them and told them very loudly to stop talking or leave as I needed this info. They were embarrassed and stopped. They later apologized.

    I will not let inconsiderate people impede my class time. Plain and simple.

    Now there are also times when the instructor goes over something numerous times because a few haven't grasped the concept..... this is fine with me. We are all there to learn. I have no problem with delays like this.

    If this were occuring in my class (flirting etc), I would have no problem in talking privately with the instructor and voicing my concerns. If during classtime I needed the instructors help and he was being flirted to, I would just go there and say, "Mr Jones, I need you to help me with this ______ problem....". and start talking about it as I led him to my station.

    If the flirters didn't like it, too bad.

    I do not care what anyone does, dresses like etc, as long as I can still do my work and get my instruction. I like to have fun and joke around too, but not at the expense of other people and thier education.

    I am the "happy" person in class, but when the instruction begins, I am all business.

    So be strong, polite but remember "the squeeky wheel gets the grease"!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  3. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from MryRose
    If this were occuring in my class (flirting etc), I would have no problem in talking privately with the instructor and voicing my concerns. If during classtime I needed the instructors help and he was being flirted to, I would just go there and say, "Mr Jones, I need you to help me with this ______ problem....". and start talking about it as I led him to my station.

    If the flirters didn't like it, too bad.
    I did this during lab one day. He had told me that he would help me with reading EKGs & the flirters were beginning to try & circle around him & I said, "oh, you were going to help me with the EKGs" and he did. I got some looks from them, but I didn't give a flyin fig. He sat down & really explained how to read them, etc & I actually "got it" that time!
  4. by   MryRose
    Quote from AmyLiz
    I did this during lab one day. He had told me that he would help me with reading EKGs & the flirters were beginning to try & circle around him & I said, "oh, you were going to help me with the EKGs" and he did. I got some looks from them, but I didn't give a flyin fig. He sat down & really explained how to read them, etc & I actually "got it" that time!

    Good for you!!

    Don't take it personally if they are offended, you are there to learn and it is your responsibility to make it happen.

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  5. by   sashibeak
    You've got them in every class, girl! I know it can be annoying, but just suck it up and concentrate on you. You don't have time to be wasting your energy on others that get up your nose.

  6. by   sashibeak
    Quote from luv2quilt:)
    And wait till they have to remove their fake nails, and get up at 4:30 am for clinicals, do you think they will look so great then? :chuckle
    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    It is so hard to learn anything with distracting people in class. I wish you luck in dealing with it. I know I had problems in my A&P I when I took it three years ago.

    Good Luck!
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I finally lost my cool today in class. And i'm so proud of me

    That same dang group in the back would NOT shut up AGAIN. So as usual, on my break, i checked my digital recorder to see how well it picked up the instructor's lecture. Despite this thing being 3 ft from the instructor, it wound up being drowned out by the Giggle Squad in the back.

    So when class got together after break was over, i cranked up the volume on this reorder and played a few seconds of it to a silent class, holding it in the air. I then said "I paid good money for this recorder. I paid good money to be here for nursing class and lecture. And this interferes with all of that."




    You could have heard a pin drop for the remaining 4 hours.
  9. by   AmyLiz
    Good for you! I hope they shut up after that!

    I just took my final in that class, so I'm done with that class. Now it's a nice relaxing spring break!!
  10. by   NZ_RN
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    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.)
    Are people like these motivated to be nurses for the right reasons?
    How do they stick it out through the hard graft of the academic workload plus clinical? I thought people like that only existed on TV in soaps and bad made for TV movies.

    Does anyone else find it hard juggling study with clinical placements and working on the side?

    What I find hard is the super women in my course who have six children and no husband around who hand things in a week early! OK, maybe not a week but they are super organised. Makes me feel inadequate when I struggle just to look after myself while studying full time and make it to all my lectures and meet deadlines.

    Can anyone relate?
  11. by   anney1981
    I totally am there with you!!!I am in nursing school, married with no children (except my cat). The woman that sits next to me is a single mother with 3 kids that are all under 17. I don't understand where she gets her energy. She mothers them, gets ALL of her reading done and still goes to bed at 9. I'm in bed at 2 am and I still don't get it all done. Oh well... Poor time managemen. Oh yeah...About the 3 annoying girls...At least they don't do a comparison of what is being lectured to a member of their families. I have a girl in my class (we stay in the same classroom all day, tues-fri) and someone in her family has had whatever is being discussed. Like we care... I just laugh really loud and hope that my obnoxiouness (not a word) will pay off....
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    I finally lost my cool today in class. And i'm so proud of me

    That same dang group in the back would NOT shut up AGAIN. So as usual, on my break, i checked my digital recorder to see how well it picked up the instructor's lecture. Despite this thing being 3 ft from the instructor, it wound up being drowned out by the Giggle Squad in the back.

    So when class got together after break was over, i cranked up the volume on this reorder and played a few seconds of it to a silent class, holding it in the air. I then said "I paid good money for this recorder. I paid good money to be here for nursing class and lecture. And this interferes with all of that."




    You could have heard a pin drop for the remaining 4 hours.
    Good for you!!!! I am not one to hold my tongue long either, so if I encounter this when I go back in the fall, you can bet I'll be speaking up. Maybe they just don't take their education seriously, huh? One day they will realize what they had.
  13. by   eternaldaisy
    I had a girl in my class who was late almost everyday and instead of quietly coming in and taking a seat, she would slam her books down on the desk and loudly say "you guys will never guess what happened to me" . She would precede to tell her story. The instructor would be giving lecture and she acted like she didn't even notice. When she did listen to lecture she would interrupt every 5 minutes to inform everyone that someone in her family had that or did that or whatever. One time when the instructor stopped her from disrupting the class she ran out crying hysterically. What a drama queen!

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