The beginning of each semester brings new classes and new classrooms. This gives me the chance to scope out the room and find the perfect spot for me to sit. Once I find my seat, I keep my seat, no matter what. I once sat next to this girl who brought Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch in a baggy to snack on during class. I wanted to move away from her...badly, but I persevered and stuck to my "perfect" seat (in the back of the room).
This semester brought new seats for my choosing. In my computer class I sit in the corner front - that way I won't have to scooch my seat forward for people to walk to their seats. It was the perfect spot until this one girl sat next to me and everything changed.
Even before I walked in the classroom, she started up a conversation with me. I don't even know this girl, and I'm already annoyed. She told me about her brother, but he isn't her real brother, she showed me pictures of her little nephew - who isn't as cute as she made him out to be, and she told me about her workout schedule. Do I look like the kind of person who wants to hear about a stranger sweating on the elliptical machine?
Maybe I do give off that vibe to strangers. Which is too bad, because I don't really care about how she dresses her puppy in tuxedos. And, for the record, I don't think it's cute. I think it's animal cruelty. Guys don't even like to wear tuxedos, what makes you think dogs do?
To make matters worse, this girl never listened to the professor explain how to use XHTML, so when it was time to work on our assignment, she would bother me with questions on how to do this and that.
I helped her, grumbling all the way. I complained about this girl to my roommates, and they told me to switch seats in the classroom, but I couldn't. I absolutely LOVE the spot where I sit...they just didn't understand.
Fortunately, one day I arrived to class with seconds to spare. I don't know if the girl found a new "friend" while she walked into the classroom, or just needed someone to sit next to and help her with her homework, but she wasn't sitting in her regular spot. HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!!!
I am free!! Ever since that miraculous moment, I truly enjoy going to my Web Development class. I sit with no one directly next to me and I'm happy as a bird.