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a disillusioned londoner, who is now in new zealand, hoping to corrupt young minds once ive finished with teacher's college

Friday, August 12, 2005

Why you should always think before you speak

currently i am taking a summer course, ive already graduated from western, but what can i say i can't get enough of school :) anyway i've noticed that people in my class have a tendency not to think before asking a question. there is one student who constantly asks questions, but i don't think she really thinks them through....because everyday she comes up with another retarded question. you might think i'm being mean, but i'm simply asking for her to think through her questions, and not just open up her mouth and expect something coherent to come out. i'll give you an example...i think this one is one of my favourites. we had just finished a 10 minute presentation on Hobbes' Leviathan....the presenter had just explained what it is, asks if there are any questions.....girl: " what is a leviathan?"

honestly? is she serious? afraid so....so i would just like to say thank you, thank you for wasting the time of the class, and making everyone else that much dumber for being around you

you might be thinking that i may be harsh...however i have had to endure this for the past 6 weeks...tomorrow is the final day of class, and my presentation....i don't even want to imagine what her questions will be like...i'll leave you with some more of her questions:

"why do people in the 16th century have long curly hair?" ...and to follow that up..."they wore wigs in the 17th century?? but why? so that's not their real hair? "...."so how are they related?" response: "that's his mother, and she was his son"..."i still don't understand"


Blogger Phronk said...

I don't think you're being too harsh. There are people like that in almost every class, and they are annoying.

There should be a university course called "Thinking Before Talking", and it should be a prerequisite for every other class.

4:40 PM  

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