Thursday, October 12, 2006


Ohmygod this dude is driving me insane. Oh my god! He is sososososo annoying and he is in two of my tuts (on purpose to torture me I am sure). The only good thing is that Lisa-the-smart-english-tutor hates him as well. Which is very smart of her.

History tut on the other hand... grrrrr!!!! This is the one I just got out of. The tutor is in love with him. "So Alex, what do you think of this? What's your opinion on this? Your opinion is the only one that counts, as you're clearly an authority on all things in the world. Even the ones you know nothing about." He mumbles. To her. If he was saying something that contributed intelligently to the class discussion, I wouldn't mind. (Actually, I would as just the sound of his voice mumble drives me crazy but anyway.) But no. He has this cosy private conversation mumble with the tutor who's lapping it up cos she loves him. Meanwhile I am rolling my eyes so far into the back of head, and the five other smart people in the class are all exchanging agonised glances with me and each other because seriously, will this torture never end?!

Actually, I knew that it would it end, as I was - for the first time at Flinders - constructing a chart that looked something like this:

5 10 15 20 25 30 35
40 45 46 47 48 49 50

and changed to this:

5 10 15 20 25 30 35
40 45 46 47 48 49 50

and finally to this:

5 10 15 20 25 30 35
40 45 46 47 48 49 (((50)))

So I knew in theory that the class would end. Which was somewhat comforting.

But oh dear god we're just going to have to do it all over again next week and omg he's yet to present in english so that will be twenty unbearable minutes of mumbling. Lisa will totally understand if I skip a class. Cos I know she's planning to pull a sickie that day too.



  1. Nice blog... Good luck next week! :-/

  2. vsquared10:02 pm

    there are only 2 tactics that you can adopt to counter this unfortunate fool.
    1. Is the method commonly employed in the 19th century to endure long and boring sermons. It is known as going walkabout in the mind. you need something that is sufficiently interesting to you that extraneous interruptions, like your tutor asking an opinion, simply bounce off the carapace of your thoughts.
    2. Interrupt and disagree, argue, with every point he mumbles. sarcasm, vitriolic as possible, anything you can think of: it's all fair and reasonable in these circumstances.


  3. carlabalala12:26 am

    I'm loving the second tactic. It is particularly effective when the idiot has no idea what he's talking about, or has ill-informed opinions... which is often the case with these circumstances. I have seen this method employed in my history class last semester, and believe me, its great fun to watch!

  4. Skywalker4:51 pm

    yeah, i agree..... no 2 is very funny, especially if the one who doesnt know what they r talking about


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