Now, to be fair, they generally don't accuse me of what you might call outrages. It's more just general, ongoing disruptive and obnoxious interference with the professors who are just trying to do their job. As the most recent Anonymous said before checking out,
"I dont remember specifics, Im doing report cards right now since I graduated and found myself a job. I do remember leaving class on multiple occasions when you started up on a rant and made it back in after several minutes and you were still spewing your nonsense. You should have maybe looked around once in a while and gauged your audience, something a teacher should often do. You would have seen the looks of disgust, confusion and disagreement on 99% of the faces."
As I pointed out last week, it's hard to believe you would actually stand up and walk out of class on multiple occasions and then not remember exactly what it was that motivated you to make such a drastic gesture. But the point is, what Anonymous and others like her are saying is that I would interrupt the lecture to pick a pointless fight with the professor, disrupting the class and wasting everyone's time. That much is clear.
So what I'd like is to have people to come forward, people who were in my class, and nominate the five most pointless, obnoxious arguments that I picked with any prof in any class. It shouldn't be that hard. Just remember the topic that I chose to make a point of, or any words that I actually said. Anonymous said in another post that there was at least one such incident every single day for the nine weeks I was in the program. So it shouldn't be that hard to come up with a top five.
And for bonus marks: Anonymous made a particular point about what she seems to identify as a kind of trademark gesture of mine involving waving a finger around. She mentions it twice, so I don't think it's an accident. For example in response to my request for a specific example of how I "disrupted her learning":
"Every day when you were waving your finger around trying to get the profs attention then just went on a rant for upwards of 10 minutes on plenty of occasions."
I wonder if anyone else remembers the finger-waving as being a characteristic gesture of mind, or whether there's any particular context to this. I have my own theory but I'm wondering what people might say.
But first of all, let's see if we can get people to come forward and name the five "most obnoxious" moments in Marty Green's short stint as an Education Student at the U of W. The nominations are wide open. Just try to be a little more specific than anyone has been so far.