Monday, March 20, 2006

people who leave the lecture

I am always perturbed by people who leave the lecture while I'm lecturing. Now I'm not saying it happens a lot. But when I think of the boring rubbish I've endured so as not to hurt someone's feelings who I never expect to even have to make eye contact with ever again... and who has probably already demonstrated they have no particular interest one way or another in whether there's an audience or not... and when I am firmly of the opinion that anyone who has their feelings hurt by someone leaving their lecture (I mean if it was their heartfelt testimonial of something, that'd be different, or their opera recital, but a lecture...) yet still I am perturbed by people who leave the lecture when I'm lecturing. Two done it today.

4 comments:

Jean Brodie said...

fail em or admonish em dame edna style.

David said...

I have no power over them. They are free to come and go in a lecture.

Jean Brodie said...

But just pretend you do, it's your version of the "glad game". throw some chalk or some dusters at 'em . do your 'nana!Hector "how dare you leave", cry "am i boring you" and then break into sobs, and perhaps kick over the lectern, and storm out of the theatre. it will make the lecture go a lot faster and enhance their learning.

boy said...

They were probably having self esteem issues and needed you to say something positive about them as people