A mature-aged student has once again interrupted a lecture to proclaim their opinion despite professors’ decades of area-specific study, The Footnotes can reveal.
Morgan (20) commented, “In the same vein as, ‘If a tree falls and no one hears it; did it make a sound?’ why do they [mature-age students] even bother putting their hands up in class when they are going to interject anyway?”*
(Morgan studies philosophy*)
The Footnotes sat in on five lectures over the course of this investigation only to discover that 100 per cent of classes were being interrupted by the mature-age student present in each case. Similarly, the mature-age student would begin with a long drawn-out, “Actually,” before a record-breaking fifteen minutes of self-indulgent expression.
“If she interrupts class one more time I’m going to have to drop out,” Morgan adds. “I don’t even care if there’ll be a drop-out fee. I’ll pay it.”
When questioned as to her repeated interruptions and attempts to one-up the learned professor, the mature-age student simply tutted.
“Listen. I’ve got a lot more life experience than these students. I’ve seen the world and worked in it for years. Maybe not the field from this mornings’ lecture but enough that I can attempt a one-on-one debate during a packed lecture. If the hundred or so lot of you can’t meet me on that level it’s not my fault.”
The morning’s lecturer has refused to comment instead bee-lining for local pub.
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