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Campus Etiquette… part 2

I’ve been MIA lately, but here is the promised sequel to one of my previous posts titled ‘campus etiquette’classroom etiquette!

  1.  When you are one of the first to arrive to class… DO NOT sit in an aisle seat.  As much as you may like a butt/crotch in your face, as the room fills up and people have to climb over you to get to their seat, it’s annoying.  **I must admit however, I am a common violator of this rule… I can’t help it, I love the aisle.**
  2. Class is for many things, attendance points, pop quizzes, and occasionally classroom.jpgeven learning.  But one thing class is not for is socializing.  If I make the effort to roll out of bed early, brush my teeth, maybe, just MAYBE even put together an outfit that is somewhat presentable, and walk to class… I want to actually learn the material being presented.  Because after all, who knows when I’ll have enough motivation to make it to this class again.  The people who are always talking in class, disturbing all those around them, are usually girls.  These girls are usually talking to people that they spend endless amounts of time with anyways… so why does accounting class seem to always be the perfect time to talk about how drunk you were last night?!
  3. Number three is related to number two…. but number two was getting too long.  When in class socializing, do NOT ask the most ignorant questions possible.  This also includes people that only go to class about once a month.  Not only will you piss off the prof. but also the students that take the time to attend the class (and pay attention) every time.  Ignorant questions include, but are not limited to:     – “I missed last class, did we do anything important?”     -“Will this be on the test”    -(and for the sorority sisters who spent the last 10 minutes trash talking all their other ‘sisters’) -“Could you repeat that?”      -(and for those who dicked around for the first half of the semester and are now realizing that your grade is in fact screwed) “Is there extra credit in this class?”
  4. When there is an exam, or a pop quiz, or anything that goes on where the entire room is quiet, think about what your doing before you open and begin eating what could possibly the loudest food on earth (think chips, pretzels, cereal, etc…).  Seriously, you can wait.
  5. Here is a really big pet peeve of mine: saving a seat for someone, or even worse yet, saving more than one seat for people.  When someone is saving more than one seat… go far away, because that is a sure sign that they are the ‘socializers’ as previously discussed in rule #2.  Anyways, I can see saving a seat if you have arrived really early to a class… but I think after class has been in session for at LEAST 5 minutes, and the person is still not there, that seat is fair game for anyone.
  6. Finally, the last rule (for now).  If you plan on leaving class early, for any reason… sit in the back.  This kind of correlates to rule #1.  Not only does getting up and making everyone move their stuff so you can leave disturb the people in your aisle, but it distracts everyone in the class… because everyone starts looking around the room to see who is making the noise.

**If you have anything else to add, feel free to share.

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Campus Etiquette

When you are at a college campus, there are certain things that should be universally known about how to act.

We’ll start with the walk to class.

  1. When you are about to get in that awkward situation where you are walking in the same path as someone going the othcrowded-street.jpger way, GO RIGHT.  It’s like driving, you drive on the right side of the road… so when you are walking, you should treat it as a road and stay right.
  2. Everyone walks at a different pace.  During peak walking times on campus (aka, the times between most afternoon classes) there are a lot of people utilizing the sidewalks.  When you are being ‘tailgated’ during the peak times by a fast walker, you have a few options.  One, you could be an ass and slow down to piss the tailgater off because you know that they can’t pass you.  Two, you could be nice and kind of edge towards your right to make a little path for the person to pass you.  Finally there is my personal favorite for when you need a laugh, just stop suddenly so that the tailgater runs into you.
  3. Please walk on the side of the sidewalk that you are plan to turn to.  No one likes the person that is walking on the far right on the sidewalk and suddenly turns left and cuts everyone off.  Now I realize that this would involve walking on the wrong side of the sidewalk, which is why if you are turning left… you should start veering (not 90 degreeing it) to the left of the sidewalk when your turn is coming up. 
  4. The final etiquette that should be observed while walking on campus is that if you are walking with a large group of people (this seems to happen mostly among foreign people and sorority girls) please DO NOT TAKE UP THE ENTIRE SIDEWALK.  Do not all walk in a horizontal line long enough to play a game of red rover with.  If you must all walk next to each other, either walk on the grass or split off into smaller groups.  Everyone else thanks you.

Next are the etiquette rules for people who take the bus around campus.

  1. Get off of your cell phone.  No one wants to hear your conversation about where Britney Spears is vacationing at now.
  2. If you are listening to your MP3 player… keep the volume at a normal level.  If the person in the front of the bus can hear the new Fall Out Boy song that you’re listening to, it’s too loud.
  3. WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO GET OFF OF THE BUS BEFORE YOU TRY TO GET ONTO THE BUS.  Seriously, the bus isn’t going anywhere, you do not need to get onto it this second.
  4. The final bus rule is for all of the big bag holders out there.  If the bus is empty, your bag can have it’s own seat.  If it is getting full, take your bag off of the seat so someone can sit there.  I don’t care if it’s a Coach bag… put it on the floor.

to be continued…

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