Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I’m sure that there are things that bother you. If not, check your pulse you might be dead. After sitting at the University Student Center I feel as if it’s my duty to comment on some of these nuances.
            As a matter of etiquette: it’s not polite to speak so loudly that the entire building can hear you. I understand that some of us have loud voices, and by no means am I cracking on you, but please tone it down a little. Some people are so obnoxiously loud that I cannot think clearly. I am forced into eavesdropping on a conversation I could care less about. If you’re this offender, please turn it down the volume. (this goes for the people that laugh as loud as a John Deere also)
            Rude walkers- You know who you are, or not. Let me make this clear for you. Walking, just like driving, has two directions: forward and on coming. However, unlike driving, there are no yellow lines. I guess this is where I lose you people. (you gotta use your imagination) Whilst walking, you ALWAYS stay to the right except to pass. You should always leave enough room between the imaginary line and yourself so someone can pass you up. It is NOT polite to walk INTO (on coming traffic) people. It is also a faux pas to take up two ‘lanes’. If you’re slow and it’s cold out, I’ll want to pass you up…don’t take up the whole sidewalk with your bumper. Kthanks.
            Taking your child to class/work- This is just not cool. In the case of class: this is an institution of higher learning. HIGHER LEARNING. If your child is old enough, s/he should be in school. They shouldn’t be disrupting the professor during their lecture. This is rude for the professor, for your fellow students and speaks unto yourself (but I’m guessing you don’t care). I understand if you’re a single parent but day care (that’s offered AT the University at a discounted rate) isn’t that much. I’m sure you can find a willing COLLEGE STUDENT to watch your kid for a few hours a day. (the aforementioned should be applied to the workplace, unless your child has working papers)
            There are several more but I have class in five minutes. Tomorrow I will try to blog about poetry reading. For those of you who care; I can show you a simple way to read all poetry that makes it logical and how it makes sense.
            On an aside, PLEASE follow me or comment on this. Please. PLEASE! This is like an extension of my resume. The more people who read and comment, the more an employer would want to hire me! So, I’m begging you to comment and follow. My job may depend on it. If you always wanted to get back at me…well, don’t follow or comment.
Be well.  


  1. I love reading your posts Joe :) They're so interesting.

    - kat

  2. All of this is reminiscent of my time in college.

    I remember my English 102 professor didn't give a damn about what happened her in classroom, not only did students bring their children, she brought HER baby. And this wasn't a quiet baby, no.

  3. Don't even get me started on people with cell phones. I do not care to hear your conversation. Old fashioned phone boothes had doors to keep noise out AND keep your conversation private. And since when is it acceptable to talk on a phone when someone is trying to wait on you.

  4. I used to teach at a university somewhere on an island they called it Oxford somewhere somewhere. But everyone who was there wanted to be there. Even the children. Especially them. They never spoke up. They were silent (eyes downward) children. Up to no damn good. You could beat them with sticks to participate but at night they had bombs. And lists. I refuse to teach another child.