I had one of the most embarrassing things ever happen to me on Tuesday in Ethics class.
Ethics blows. It blows my mind. It blows a lot of the ideas I thought I had out the window
and ... it plain blows. That hour and 15 minutes ticks by slower & slower each day.
My only saving grace has been that he lets us bring our computers to class "To take notes."
Last thursday this was my twitter post:
"Only 15 minutes left of class #because of twitter"
Yeah, I work it .... well I worked it until Tuesday.
Our professor (quite the smart ass) was rambling on and on about some ethical vocabulary word & it's not even like he goes over main points. What he says is so scattered its hard to take notes so anyway, I was twittering. & I was consequently on blogger too because @emilybilbrey had just started following me & I wanted to check out her blog which is totally awesome.
So I'm sitting there, head in hand, scrolling through these pictures when the professor says,
"So, Ali what does (this vocabulary word he just described) mean?"
I look up to the board & see a really big word with absolutely no hints as to what it might mean
I tell him that I don't know what it means and he says, "hmmmm well what was the last thing you wrote in your notes?"
Knowing that I'm not taking notes.
Trying to half lie I tell him that I'm not taking good notes & he proceeds to say, "yeah, you're not even taking notes" and spends a good 3 minutes telling the whole class that this is why most professors don't let students bring computers to class - because they care more about "surfing" than they do about class.
I sat there, frozen, face red as a tomato, totally embarrassed that all of the upperclassmen just heard me get totally burned by this professor. & I'll admit that it kinda put me in my place because I needed to be paying attention & honestly I was being rude but man - that sucked.
& so being that he's the ethics teacher, I've been questioning whether or not it was "ethical" for him to call me out like that.
I mean seriously, I have a right to be on twitter. But he has the right to call me out too I guess.
I don't know, what do you think?
Right? Wrong? Jerk? Helpful?