Two groups presented case studies today in BA 4196. For once, the humor was not from marketing majors fumbling to come up with financial justifications or accounting majors trying to explain how a solution could be sold but the instructor. Over the semester, the number of students using laptops has continuously increased and today the teacher jumped on the bandwagon. He spent the entire 45 minute period dicking around with his laptop, and not that dicking that’s just fudging with it while taking notes, this was hard-core screen adjustment, battery removal, USB mouse attaching and all. He picked up nothing, and at the end of the period when he opened the floor no one said anything. I was curious to see how he dealt with him having no information so when he looked towards me with the “you’re the fat one, you always have an opinion” glance I stared at the carpet weaving on the wall.
He began visibly sweating and eventually simply dismissed the class claiming he’d have to “look over” his notes. I can’t wait for grades to be posted.
Update: They got a B-, I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean, but if I think my next presentation will go poorly, I think I’ll start using a laser pointer to try to distract him.