Rude or What?

  1. In my Western Civ. (I have to have a Humanities) class 2 girls look like probably right out of HS sit beside me everyday they giggle and whisper back and forth all class. Teacher even stopped once today and asked if she had a booger on her nose or something. They did not act like it bothered them,I would have crawled under the desk from embarresment. I hate to move b/c everyone kinda sits in same seat everyday. I would feel weird sitting where someone already sits. I know this sounds so lame, but come on History is hard to keep focused on anyway. We do have a great teacher.

    I would like to tell them how rude they are being, but I hate to cause conflict.
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  3. by   boggle
    I can't understand this behavior at the college level. Gee, you are PAYING to be there!! Why waste their money goofing around in class?

    With that in mind, you are paying plenty too! Teacher should shut them up or throw them out.

    If teacher won't set limits, go ahead and speak up. You don't have to be nasty or critical.

    Just state something like, "Hey guys, this is college. Your conversations are distracting the class. Be quiet or talk out in the hall"

    Go ahead and say it outloud. It sure would be nice if the rest of your class will turn around and give them "THAT LOOK", but .....well the point is to engage cooperation, not to humiliate.

    Hey, maybe your teacher will learn something from you about
    effective communication.

    ***still, part of me just wants to just smack them on the head!!**

    good luck Alie!
  4. by   Vsummer1
    You need some assetiveness! YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION.

    I would move my seat. I rarely sit in the same seat and don't care if I sit in one that someone else usually sat in before or not. As far as I am concerned, it is first come first served and I want the best view / acoustics I can get.
  5. by   shygirl
    I would move to a different seat. So what if you are sitting in a seat that someone else sat in the day before? You're not in grade school with assigned seating! If that doesn't help, I would go to the instructor after class!
    Good Luck
  6. by   GPatty
    I have moved seats before too....
    But I suppose you could tell the girls to please be quiet so you could hear. I had that trouble in my A&P class and didn't say anything either, but would be insanely angry when I got wasn't worth it.....
    Either move your seat or move your mouth!
    Good Luck!
  7. by   Gator,SN
    Tell them to be quiet! just say it nicely. If that doesn't work, tell them to shut up!
  8. by   Lausana
    Had a couple in my english class like that, the teacher even made a few comments so eventually they just left, but unfortunately didn't drop the course

    These girls are probably there because mom & dad are footing the bill, DON'T HESITATE to tell them this is college, no one's making you come to class, so if you want to giggle like it's a slumber party then LEAVE!

    Put you (and probably the rest of the annoyed class) first--if they're straight from HS I bet you'll never have to have another class with these two girls anyway

    Good Luck!
  9. by   JailRN
    I used to look at people like that, roll me eyes and say

    ' Would you STOP!!!"

    Usually worked. Unless they're total idiots>> Which they very well may be

    Gool luck
    Originally posted by Alie
    I would like to tell them how rude they are being, but I hate to cause conflict.
    Tell them how rude they are being. The only people that will have conflict are the 2 of them. Right now, you're carrying the conflict around, and they're having a grand old time.

    I've always thought that it's better to give the conflict to the person/people it belongs to, rather than carry it around yourself and let it eat away at you. You can't think about feelings you'll hurt or people you'll p*ss off along the way, you have to think about yourself first.

  11. by   Alie
    These girls are probably there because mom & dad are footing the bill,

    Those are my thoughts exactly. Let them start paying for it themselves and I bet it would deffinately put a new perspective on things.
  12. by   Robin61970
    Had a problem in one of my classes similar except the teacher was not there and we had to watch a video and take notes....these people would not shut up....I asked them to be quiet the first time....the second time someone else did and they made a couple of rude comments...I told them to leave....if they did not want to listen leave so that the rest of us could....half the class left...we finished our day.
    Go to the teachers office and address the issue with her....ask her to do something.....tell her you are being distracted(I would also ask other students around you if it bothers them)....give her a week....if it continues say something to them.....keeps up....go to the dean.....
  13. by   luluann
    I had 1 like this in my summer Sociology class. She would pass notes with the much older "woman" next to her (because they were both from the same small town and the woman worked at the high school!) If she wasn't passing notes she was sleeping during the videos because she would be up all night at her boyfriends house. Then they would fight and I would have to listen to her drone on an on about that during lecture. I gave her enough dirty looks and it finally came to a head when she didn't do very well on the first exam. DUH!! Listening in class might have helped! Thankfully the class was only 6 weeks and it flew by. We have a few post h.s. age in Anatomy class this semester and they are already whining about how hard the test is going to be. Unfortunately for them, the instructor has a reputation that precedes him and he has already informed us that THIS IS COLLEGE! No more H.S. level work.
  14. by   EFMBholder
    I agree with pretty much everyone, you need to say something. If they are bothering you then you are probably not the only one who is being bothered. Tell the to be quiet in the middle of class and embarrass them. I teach alot and find the quickest way to stop that behavior is to put them on the spot. Good Luck
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