Archive for the ‘morons’ Category

Person of the day

August 30, 2006

I hate awards, I think we’ve already established that but then I don’t think that they’re useless. Some of them are but not all of them. And today I’m going to give out an award myself for the most amazing person of my day. I don’t know her name but she’s a nice person. However that’s not the basis of this award. She’s a nice person and in fact she’s a librarian at my uni. What makes her qualified for this particular award is that she yelled at some of those morons who speak at the top of their voice in the library.

I spend a lot of time in the library. It’s a sad fact for some but for me it’s great. I get to sit in a nice, brightly lit, warm, not so quiet most of the time environment as opposed to the ice cold chaotic dungeon that is my room. I get all the books I need a few metres away and that is great for studying most of the time. What I hate about the library is the inconsiderate morons who speak non-stop, often in some languages I don’t understand, at the top of their voice to their buddies at the other end of the freaking library. The librarians usually just let them be and who am I to tell them to shut up? So usually I’ll just go to the “quiet” study area. If you follow my posts, you’d probably find out that the “quiet” area in the library at my uni is only as quiet as a supermarket but then that’s an improvement from the main library which is as noisy as a construction site.

When I was at highschool, we used to have this librarian that yell at every single person that was about to open their mouth. It’s an exaggeration but she did always yell quite a lot and she kept the library so quiet you can hear somebody farts from 10 metres away. However, the down points of the zealous librarian is that she yelled too often and that kinda broke the elegant, quiet atmosphere. I don’t know about other people but I used to hate her coz she disrupted my train of thoughts, or sometimes more often than not my train of quiet whispers. Oh how I want that librarian now, at uni.

Anyhow, back to the person of the day, she is the first uni librarian, that I know of, to yell at students for making too much noise. That deserves my award because she made my day.

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moronic oversea students

August 18, 2006

I never really intended to post anything about overseas students in general but I have had enough. Not that all overseas students are moronic, and not that all Australians students are intelligent either. It’s just that an overseas student put that last tiny drop in my glass this morning so I’m gonna rant about moronic overseas students today. Someday I’m gonna do a post on the morons that can’t stop yapping in lectures.

So what’s with overseas students? Yeah, what’s with them. They travel in packs of preferably the same nationality. They don’t speak English when they’re in their respective packs and they often speak loudly. I have no qualms about anyone speaking any languages. But I do have some qualms when it comes to speaking loudly and in a supposedly “quiet study area” in the library. Seriously. There’re a dozen of signs telling people that it’s quiet study area. But no people just talk and talk and talk there. It’s like the quiet study area is for talking and not studying. I’m extremely irritated when it comes to that. However, overseas students just turn my irritation meter about 10 irritation units up. They talk loudly, that bit we’ve established, and they talk extra loudly when they’re in their packs in the quiet study area. I’m extra irritated because I’m just curious what the heck they talk about so freaking loudly in a quiet study area anyway. Can’t they just talk else where?

However, that wasn’t the last drop. That was the first 1000 drops. The next thing I don’t understand is overseas students and computers. They never turn on a computer all by themselves or something. That was exactly what happened this morning. I turned on a computer, endured the excrutinating 1 minute that it took to boot up and got online to find lecture materials. Found it, printed it out, went to the printer to get the print out and when I’m back some overseas dude was sitting at my freaking computer, the computer where I logged on and where my bag was LYING RIGHT NEXT TO, typing an email. Now that was the last drop. I’m gonna post this post and be done with my anger at moronic overseas students. Can’t they just press the freaking button to turn on the CPU? I had to wait for 1 minute, one lousy minute to turn on that freaking computer and that dude just jumped right on it when I was away for 20 seconds, 20 FREAKING SECONDS. And it’s not like there’s a shortage of unoccupied computers, they just weren’t turned on. Are these morons too moronic to comprehend how to press a freaking button?

So that’s out, I must say I have no qualms with overseas students, they’re good for the economy and all. I just can’t stand the moronic ones. Actually, I can’t stand any professional morons of any nationality, full stop.