Wednesday, March 02, 2011

"I wanna hold you like they do in Texas please."

Poker Face (acoustic) - Lady Gaga

Have you ever known someone that, no matter what they do or say, just irks you?

I have a girl like this in my Sadistics Statistics class. 
I swear to god; she could be telling a story about how she saves kittens from slaughter and I'd just want to slap her.

The other day, I almost threw it down with her over whether or not the reason why other countries have less peanut allergies is that they don't eat as many peanuts.
[For the record, I whipped out my knowledge of the peanut-obsessed Vietnamese diet. 15 - love. Thank you, Viet-mom!]

I'm just glad that we are in a classroom atmosphere so that my bitchiness observations cannot go to work on her self esteem for the most part.

For example, today she said, "Classes down here are so easy. I moved here from Michigan at the beginning of junior high school, and I basically learned the same thing that I had done in Michigan for three straight years here. It was so dumb."

I'm just sitting in my corner of the room innocently muttering, "Poor thing. Maybe if those mean teachers had decided that she should have been in the advanced classes like us instead of the easy ones, she would have been able to learn new things."

Oh wait. We have placement tests. I forgot. So sad that all the stuff that her fabulous Michigan schools taught her couldn't get her through those tests.

Also, she's the type of person who thinks that whoever is louder is righter.
[Yes, I said righter.]

I'll preface my following statements with this: This is not a generalization of all debaters or even of all of the ones at my high school. Let's not get all up in arms.

But at my school, a select group of debaters are very very arrogant. The whole louder is righter concept is the motto by which they live their lives. They always think they are right, and if you are not fortunate enough to be of the same opinion, ...yeah. It's not worth it. Don't go there. I've been yelled at in Chem because I didn't understand a particular question. Like, they feel personally offended that I asked a question.

To be honest, I just try to avoid them. Don't get me wrong; I can argue with the best of them. But it's not arguing or even, imagine this, debating.

I just....ugh.


6 comments:

Samantha said...

I get it. Totally understand. As a matter of fact, I am stuck in a group for a project with one of those types of people.....

theTsaritsa said...

I can't stand know-it-alls like that, especially when they don't really know what they're talking about. So frustrating!

Steinsburg said...

I agree with all of this. Especially since I know exactly who you are talking about.

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

I totally get it. It's usually just an obnoxious remark or two, but somehow, their voice/face/gestures grate me and I feel like I want to inflict physical damage on them.

Ugh.

Try to ignore her though. That usually works.

Samantha said...

Definitley read Beastly!!! It was so so so good! I just wouldn't worry about seeing the movie too much, while it is in theaters anyway.

Kate said...

Ugh, I cannot stand people like that. It's like they try to be obnoxious. One of these days I'm just gonna punch one of them in the face. I'm pretty much just a bitch to their faces, but I kind of have a bitchy sense of humor so they think I'm just joking.