I’m going to sound like a big whiney 1st year in this post, because essentially that’s what I am. But I have some serious ranting to do. I find that even the smallest things annoy me, like someone rocking their leg back and forth hence making the row of seats it’s connected to rock with them. So for your enjoyment and possibly to garner your sympathy, I’ve listed some of the more annoying situations I’ve been in during my first semester of uni.
For those of you in a hurry, here’s a quick picture I drew of annoying things I dislike.
People who take their shoes off during a lecture
This one guy in the row below me took off his sandals during a lecture and I swear it was the worst kind of smelly feet (the disgusting cheesey-feet smell) I’ve ever experienced in my life. So for the 2 hours I sat there subtly covering my nose with my hand, sending telepathic messages to the guy saying PLEASE PUT YOUR SANDALS BACK ON!
People who chew gum loudly during a lecture
You know that annoying *squelch squelch* sound some people make when they’re chewing their gum with their mouth open really loudly? Yeah. Annoying. It’s hard to concentrate on what the lecturer is saying when it sounds like there’s a cow chewing nearby.
People who talk loudly in the library right next to me
Now, I completely understand that being stuck in a library trying to do research would put a strain on anyone’s brain, but hearing someone complain to their friend about how boring their relationship is for an entire hour made me go insane in the membrane!
When I have a dodgy table and it slides forward all the time
You know the ones I’m talking about; when you put your laptop on it and you can feel the table slowly sliding forward the whole lecture. Or when you put your books on it and the table is too feeble to handle the weight and it just slides forward under the pressure. IT’S TIME TO MAN UP, TABLE! Do some weights to build up strength, not good enough!
Loud schoolkids on the bus home
I think anyone who catches public transport home would be familiar with this. Usually I have my MP3 player to drown out the sound but unfortunately on a particularly crowded bus it ran out of battery. And it began; the stereotypical high schooler swearing away on the bus, talking about inappropriate and sometimes disgusting situations they’ve been in so that everyone on the bus can hear them. Dear obnoxious high schoolers: it’s not cool to swear and it would be appreciated if you could keep your ‘F’s and ‘C’s to yourself while you’re on the bus. And I’m certainly not bagging out all high schoolers, there’s only a select few who take it upon themselves to represent their school and themselves poorly.
People who talk loudly during a lecture when they’re sitting up the back and they think no one hears them BUT EVERYONE DOES!!
Sound travels really well in the big Z Block lecture theatre, believe me, IT DOES. These 2 people were in the very back corner of the lecture theatre and I swear they were jabbering on for the entire 2 hours about who knows what. Why bother coming to the lecture if you’re just going to ignore everything the lecturer is talking about!?
On a brighter note, to help cope with annoying situations, I like to think of funny things.
So here’s a picture of a cat with a toupe made out of its own fur for you all to think about the next time you’re annoyed.
The cat’s name is Maru. If you’re a cat lover like me, check out his blog here for more of his crazy cat antics.
Has anyone else been in similarly annoying situations?