September 21st, 2005


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jimbojones
09:57 pm - the young'uns are a neverending source of amusement
One of my classmates - another non-trad and military vet - in Fundamentals of Algorithmic Design (aka Java for n00bs) has taken to asking me questions about... well, everything.  As a result, today one of the other students - a traditional freshman - overheard the conversation, and between that and the questions / comments I'd made in class, got curious about how I knew the stuff so well / wtf I was doing in the class, so he asked me what year I was in.  I told him it was my freshman year, and he got visibly confused.

"You're awful tall to be a freshman."  ... now it was my turn to be confused, since 1. most males are about as tall as they're gonna get by the time they're 17 or 18, and b) I'm a little south of six feet tall even in shoes.  So I shot HIM a weird look and said "what?  I'm not even six foot."  So he stepped up to the level I was on (stadium seating lecture hall) on the other side of the table, and noted that in fact he was about a half inch taller than I am (although a good forty pounds lighter).  He paused to collect his thoughts, obviously still confused, and then started pointing out SIGNS OF SEXUAL MATURITY.  "But you've got an awfully thick... [feeble gesture indicating beard] ... and, um... [gesture indicating chest hair]..."

So I said "I'm what you call a non-traditional freshman," and after a few minutes more of explanation, Things Became Clear.

Undergrad Confusion always makes me grin. =)

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[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 12:22 am
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this is what i hate about your "i'm in college so i get the youngsters" stories: no followup

so did you get his number or what man?


 
[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 03:18 am
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On the first day of Freshman Comp, the spring 2000 semester, everyone in the already full classroom saw me walk in, stopped chatting with their neighbors and took out their textbooks.

So, I can identify.


 
[User Picture] From: irish_eyes_86
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 09:09 am
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I don't understand how people my age don't "get" that you don't have to be an 18 yr old to be a college freshman...I mean how does a kid get to college and not understand that there isn't an age limit on education.




 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 09:13 am
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Well, this guy's actual confusion was based on him thinking I was a traditional student, just not a freshman. (Hence the "omg you have like chest hair and your goatee's not all scraggly" stuff.) We've also got a guy in his 40s in the class with a head of gray hair, and that didn't confuse the kid at all.


 
[User Picture] From: irish_eyes_86
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 10:35 am
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ahhh....okay, that makes more sense.


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 22nd, 2005 - 03:07 pm
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cos jimbo dyes his gray


 
[User Picture] From: tawnyleona
Date: September 23rd, 2005 - 06:57 am
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Dyes his gray CHEST hair!


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 23rd, 2005 - 09:14 am
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damn, that's cold.


 
[User Picture] From: irish_eyes_86
Date: September 24th, 2005 - 02:55 am
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the young'uns are a neverending source of amusement

I just realized that this was the like title of this entry...and yes we young'uns are quite entertaining, if we weren't how else would we keep you old people appeased?


 
[User Picture] From: clme
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 05:55 am
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Boring things like... um... sex and home cooking?



 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 10:35 am
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gotta slip the viagra into the cooking first though


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 03:23 pm
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what, you don't think she can get the muffin moist without pharmaceutical help?


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 03:25 pm
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"you couldn't get it wet in the shower, old man"

I didn't say that, fenomas, I said I think she'd need to slip some viagra in there to keep you from rolling out of your e-z chair.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 03:28 pm
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Re: "you couldn't get it wet in the shower, old man"

As a cunnilinguist and sex expert, blah blah blah something something I'm not listening to you.

More like needs qualuudes to keep me from rolling out of my easy chair. 'Cause I'd much rather fuck on the floor.


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 03:31 pm
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Re: "you couldn't get it wet in the shower, old man"



 
[User Picture] From: irish_eyes_86
Date: September 26th, 2005 - 05:49 pm
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I feel as though I've missed so very much... *confused look*. I think I need an adult... O_o


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