Now that school has picked up, classes are getting hard. This requires extra study time that’s productive enough for me to learn something in SILENCE! My busy schedule only allows me a few hours a day to dedicate to my school work, in which I try to get as much done as I can. Unfortunately every time I sit down to do this, I get interrupted/distracted by the loud idiots around me who either can’t read or don’t understand the meaning of “Quiet Floor” in the library.
I can’t study at my house because my roommates have the TV on at an abnormally loud volume in the next room. I can’t sit in Panera to study because apparently they have this new way of announcing that your food is ready. It’s a combination of an intercom and an annoying man that is way too happy and nice sounding, that calls out, “Melanie, your GLORIOUS bowl of soup is ready here at the counter!” Every. Five. Seconds.
So I turn to a place that’s sure to be fool proof: Floor 1 of the Thomas Cooper Library. With my luck, to my left, I have three frat boys talking at a normal conversational tone about their drunken party weekend. I was clearly not the only one pissed off; Every person in the area kept giving them glares to SHUT THE F&*% UP!
The worst part is, they didn’t get the hint. They thought that since everybody was looking at them, this meant that everyone was interested in their stupid conversation which made them talk a little louder with a little more pride. One kept looking at me for recognition, like he was expecting me to say, “dude you are so badass!” To top it off, one of their laughs sounded like a mix between a woman giving birth, and a hyena.
All I have to say to these people who don’t understand the point of a quiet study area is, if someone looks like they MIGHT be studying (usually by themselves with an open book nearby), MOVE YOUR CONVERSATIONS FAR, FAR AWAY OR PUT A SOCK IN IT!