There are so many people in your classes everyday. And if you’ve ever taken a minute to look around the room when you’re deep in the trenches of lecture, you’ll realize that just about everyone falls into one of these categories. Here are the 9 types of people in your lecture:
1.) The Teacher’s Pet: They think by answering the professor’s questions (and sometimes interrupting or correcting them) that they will somehow, not only get an A, but impress the entire class. The truth is, you hate them. And your professor hates them.
2.) The Marshawn Lynch: He’s only here so he won’t get fined. This class used to count toward his major, but ever since he changed majors, he only needs a C to pass, and just showing up will he get him that. Don’t bother him, he is doing serious business with his headphones in, a glazed over look on his face, watching his latest Netflix conquest.
3.) The Dozer: It’s obvious the last time they slept was not in this century. You can tell that they really are trying to stay awake and be a productive human being, but their 12th cup of coffee hasn’t caught up with them yet. They’re the poor soul that keeps dropping their pencil and accidentally waking themselves up every 10 minutes. All you can do is hope the teacher has mercy on them and let’s them sleep.
4.) The Procrastinator: You look over and see them frantically finishing their homework that’s due for their next class. They want to pay attention to this class (because they know that otherwise, they’ll be catching up on what they missed the day before the test) but that party last night made it difficult to remember they had a 3 page paper due today.
5.) The Class Couple: The lovebirds in the 3rd row that thought it would be super romantic to take a class together. They literally snuggle up during lecture, and you can tell that even the professor wishes they’d get a room.
6.) The Snuggie: They aren’t even going to pretend like they’re fighting exhaustion. He is face to the desk, mouth open, drool covering his desk, and… do they have a pillow?! They’re too tired for this and petitioning that nap time isn’t only for kindergarteners.
7.) The Multitasker: She has 500 stickers on her laptop (so you know she means business), has 15 tabs open, is following on with the lecture powerpoint, finishing a paper that’s due at 7, Facebook stalking the frat boys that sit in front of her, and making a Google doc for a sorority function she’s in charge of.
8.) The Joker: Why so serious? We don’t know. Yes, they are probably getting an A+ in this class, but they are the people who get angry when the professor gets off topic. They take their education just a little too seriously and think they’re being ripped off if even a second of their class time has been wasted.
9.) The Snapchatter: Unfortunately they sit in the row in front of you, and you’ve caught yourself accidentally co-starring in their double-chinned goofy snapchats to their mom. In they’re universe, you’re probably “that unphotogenic person that sits behind them in class”.
Which one of these people are you? If you see one on the list and think “there’s nobody in my class that does that” then it’s probably you….