Respect on campus not seen

By Staff Writer
December 4, 2003

Steph Mangold

t’s 5:30 p.m., and there are 20 minutes left until my class lets out. The door is open because we all know how well the thermostats in the classrooms work. My professor gives out a quiz and suddenly a group of students in the hallway pass by yelling and shouting.

Are you blind? I wonder how someone can’t see a classroom full of students taking a quiz. It’s called common courtesy and respect. It amazes me how many people just don’t give a crap about respecting people around them.

Also, last time I checked, I wasn’t a weeble wobble that could be shoved back and forth while walking through the hallway either. You would be just as pissed if you were sitting in a classroom taking a test and a bunch of students walked by and did that. But you got to deal with it.

It’s amazing when you actually open your eyes and pay attention to what’s in front of you. That’s another thing. Have people lost their peripheral vision? I usually walk back from Jazzman’s carrying back a hot cup of soup and a sandwich. By all means, keep walking into me, because I don’t have a problem scalding you with my soup and have you wear my sandwich.

Now I’m not saying that people should move out of my way all the time, but when I’m walking through the hallway carrying stuff and there’s a wall of people headed towards me blocking the way, don’t be surprised if I say “excuse me” 20 million times and then have to shove my way through.

I know there’s a majority of people on this campus that have manners and are respectful. But there’s always that select few that has to ruin it for everyone else. I’m not asking much from anyone.

I’m a respectful person andd am always willing to help someone out. Fine, if there is room then I’ll go around whatever obstacle is blocking the middle of the road. When there is no room and I say excuse me, there’s no reason to flip out. Two wrongs don’t make a right either, but has common courtesy completely gone out the window?

Just a little respect is all I ask that you give to your fellow students. And at the least, respect the professors who are working hard to help us on our educational journey. They’re not here to waste your time and neither should you waste theirs.

Posted to the web by Stephanie Mangold

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