Thursday, September 21, 2017

Not Feeling It


It was an intro to engineering class. They had an assignment on computers.

So, naturally, someone had to not be on the assignment...

Lucas and I had met before. He's not usually an issue. But he was in full on play mode, claiming he had no idea how that game got on his screen.

Yeah, right.

The second time I told him to go ahead and exit completely out of the tab so he wouldn't be tempted. The third time he claimed it was just magically appearing.

I don't know if it was Friday, if it was the fact that I'd been on my feet all day, or if it was a woman thing, but I had had it by then. So, I let him know I was displeased and his teacher would be hearing about this.

My next time by, Lucas had a story for me. He explained that he was having problems (that he wasn't going to tell me about, not that I was going to ask), and school work wasn't important to him at the moment.

I get it. I really do. And perhaps I didn't need to lose it like I did. (I didn't yell at him or anything. I only told him that I was done asking him to get off that game.) But he was having way too much fun. The game was "addicting" (his word). He couldn't stop playing. And he was laughing and joking about it all.

Ah well. His teacher can sort it out.

(Apparently the class is going to "receive the wrath of Xerxes". Uh oh...)

15 comments:

  1. I remember "addicting" games. Not really an excuse for using school time to play. But still.

    Sounds like you were patient and gave him a number of chances to get off. Hope something comes of it when the teacher gets back.

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    1. From his email, it sounded like the teacher was not pleased. I assume something came of it.

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  2. Hate to say it, but "addictive" games aren't an excuse during school. School time and game time should be different.

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    1. Nope. Shouldn't have been on the game in the first place. They have all sorts of "reasons", though. It's a teenage thing.

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  3. Not your issue for him not listening to you multiple times *nods*

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  4. It's true that it can be hard to focus on school when there are other worries preying at your mind. There are a lot of times when I'd rather play a mindless game than work.

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  5. KIDS.....they try everything in the book don't they?

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  6. It's very hard not to yell isn't it? I like to call it, 'whispering harshly". Oh well... we do our best.

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    1. I don't have issues not yelling. I find it doesn't work for me anyway. But I love whispering harshly. Brilliant.

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  7. I wouldn't feel guilty one little bit. You gave him more than a fair warning. (And how could he think he could get away with playing games in school anyway?) I doubt his teacher would have kept her cool if he acted that way with her in the room.

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  8. Some days, yeah. I can totally get being done. lol

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