Yesterday in my geology class, I sat next to an 18 year old kid who talked on his cell phone during class. Low enough that only I could hear him. At one point, he got up and walked out, then came back in. He also sneezed all over the desk, coughed incessantly and did everything he could to not pay attention. My glare while he was on the phone was not enough, nothing could hold him back. Towards the end of class, he started asking me questions that were on the homework, stuff he would've already had the answer to had he paid even a little bit of attention. Then he had the nerve to copy my notes, without asking. Little bastard.
I guess I do mean to be all high and mighty about this. I'm taking time away from earning real money to do this, to be there in that classroom and I resent the hell out of a kid who thinks he can just copy my answers when he's made no effort to pay attention. I realize that at his point in life, he doesn't have a direction, a focus, but I do and please get the hell out of my way while you talk on your cell phone.
Another weird thing at school, people who step inside to talk on their cell phones. Why? Did you need better acoustics?
But, last night I had the best class yet, with a guy who works for a county Parks & Recreation department. I started to see that there are more jobs out there than just ranger jobs, that the *and rec* part of Parks & Rec really appeals to me. There's a graduate program in it at San Jose State, I may start looking into that for the fall, hopefully after I land some kind of part time job with this guy's agency.