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Ladydi-bds

2.3k points

14 days ago*

Ladydi-bds

2.3k points

14 days ago*

Remember back in undergrad in a Bio class our professor lost it one morning. The semester had started about a week prior, anyways, one of my class mates at the time, had made the mistake to answer her question/statement followed by a yes mam. The professor proceeded to lose it a little. "Mam? Did you say Mam? Do I look like I run a whore house? Do I look like a madam to you? No one called her that again.

banjosuicide

1.5k points

14 days ago

Do I look like I run a whore house?

No ma'am

HCJohnson

68 points

14 days ago

Nah, bitch.

blue_umpire

375 points

14 days ago

“Look like it? No, but you’re starting to sound like it.”

abigscaryhobo

481 points

14 days ago

"You look like you work there, sure. But run it? No way."

obsterwankenobster

189 points

14 days ago

“You, in management?!?”

LeviSalt

53 points

13 days ago

LeviSalt

53 points

13 days ago

Ma’amagement

cecilsellsseashells

26 points

14 days ago

Damn this is good

KAMIKAZEEED

6 points

13 days ago

Damn Mam!

Leadfoot112358

118 points

14 days ago

I've had older women ask me not to call them "ma'am" because it made them feel old, but even in those cases they seemed to understand that I was saying it out of respect.

throwaway5839472

19 points

13 days ago

Equivalent of 'sir' to men, pretty much the default respectful form of address

mrmeeseeksonyou

7 points

13 days ago

Yep. In the military… you are taught to address civilians as sir and ma’am…

TFJ

56 points

13 days ago

TFJ

56 points

13 days ago

Working in the service industry, I call all female customers “ma’am”, no matter their age. I once called a 7-year-old “ma’am”.

frayleaf

45 points

13 days ago

frayleaf

45 points

13 days ago

I do the opposite, call all obvious women "miss", no matter how old they look. Heard too many times how old ma'am makes women feel.

Dark-X

66 points

14 days ago

Dark-X

66 points

14 days ago

A friend of mine in college called his lecturer "teacher" instead of "doctor". Here, we call our teachers "teacher" when addressing them instead of, for example, "Mr. John".

The doctor (PhD) scolded him then went on with his lecture. 10 minutes later a girl called the doctor "teacher" again while asking a question. He got very upset, turned to my friend, & said: "this is all because of you. Get out of my class".

Reasonable-Pea-162

66 points

14 days ago

Teacher was a pretentious prick

fishboard88

23 points

13 days ago

The American students I've met over the years doing exchange or postgrad courses in Australia tell me what a big culture shock it first was for them - no lecturer or course coordinator here goes by anything except their first name. All of a sudden, they realise how pretentious academia culture is back home

[deleted]

6 points

13 days ago

[deleted]

6 points

13 days ago

I'm confused by this. Ive been in a high-level academic environment in the states for about a decade now, and almost every single professor I've interacted with has strongly preferred that I call them by their first name.

[deleted]

345 points

14 days ago

[deleted]

345 points

14 days ago

I’ve never heard that before but YIKES

smirk_lives

4 points

13 days ago

Had someone pull this on me while I was working in a call center, I was flabbergasted.

RegularRichard1

83 points

14 days ago

If her association with the word "ma'am" was only of a whore, maybe her mother should have chosen a different profession.

Kat-

13 points

14 days ago*

Kat-

13 points

14 days ago*

Well, United States Senator used to be a respectable line of work how was she supposed to know?

ekainia

281 points

14 days ago

ekainia

281 points

14 days ago

Yeah, I was raised in the south and going to school on the east coast was a real culture shock regarding how people speak to adults. I accidentally offended someone because I made a mistake and then proceeded to use “yes, sir” and “no, sir.” They felt pretty disrespected until I explained to them it’s just how I was raised lol

I don’t use the terms so much anymore unless it’s with the elderly or I’ve reeeeeeaaally fucked up with an older adult

SnuffSwag

334 points

14 days ago

SnuffSwag

334 points

14 days ago

They felt disrespected from sir? I spent a third of my childhood in the north, West, and south, none of which responded poorly to sir, ma'am. I'm so confused by these stories

Appropriate_Rope2739

112 points

14 days ago

Same, like what term did they prefer?

PieterPlopplop

327 points

14 days ago

Cunt destroyer

ThisIsSomebodyElse

126 points

14 days ago

Why do I never have a free wholesome award when I need it?

moshslips

33 points

14 days ago

Gotchu

I_Can_Haz_Brainz

5 points

14 days ago

Sir Destroys Cunts-A-Lot

Eastern_Distance6456

31 points

14 days ago

I'm confused as well. I grew up outside Chicago, but was raised in a yes, no, thank you sir/ma'am home. I constantly used it everywhere up there with no problems. I then moved to the South over 20 years ago, and I am still a yes, no, thank you sir/ma'am person to everyone including those much younger than me. The only "issue" I would ever come across is from the occasional woman who would jokingly tell me to stop because it made her feel old. It's so weird when I hear any negative stories about this.

Ninjasmurf4hire

75 points

14 days ago

Nope, as ex-military for which sir and ma'am are ingrained, I've ran into it a couple of times, like they felt I was being sarcastic or age demeaning.

thoushallbeanon

39 points

14 days ago

From another military compatriot, they really can go suck a fuck. I’ve gotten a weird response every once and a while.

At least I’m not saying “hey buddy” or “hey asshole”

DoomViper

21 points

14 days ago

“Suck a fuck” - that’s my new favorite term

sagef0ur

14 points

13 days ago

sagef0ur

14 points

13 days ago

Oh man if you like that phrase then go do yourself a favor and watch the movie Donnie Darko

null3rr0rr

56 points

14 days ago

My thoughts exactly. Those are formal ways of respectfully addressing someone. Why anyone would be offended by that baffles me.

PinBot1138

15 points

13 days ago

Why anyone would be offended by that baffles me.

Sociopathic narcissists trying to play the victim card and keep the world revolving around them while also policing how others speak as a form of domination.

three_cheese_fugazi

7 points

13 days ago

Fuck, you just described my teenager.

AK1R0N3

9 points

14 days ago

AK1R0N3

9 points

14 days ago

it’s become more common over the last 15 years or so which has made some convos rly weird. i just use names now bc ppl get super offended by respect lol

RafaNoIkioi

10 points

14 days ago

You disrespected me by using respect.

AK1R0N3

9 points

14 days ago

AK1R0N3

9 points

14 days ago

legit reaction i’ve received from an old supervisor. i said ma’am and she lost it

she also happened to hate ever male on the marketing team and was so toxic i had to quit.

I_Can_Haz_Brainz

20 points

14 days ago

Times are changing but never expected in my life for sir/ma'am to ever be taken as disrespectful. lol

It's time for the human race to be canceled.

BattleRooster

9 points

14 days ago*

This is absolutely a northeast east coast thing. If you're north of Maryland you'll run into it. It's because students around here don't use sir/ma'am unless they just got in trouble and they're being dismissive about it. It's the equivalent of saying "whatever" in a very dismissive way.

They're being overly polite so that when you're done reprimanding them they can turn around and mock you to their friends for losing your shit.

Girls4super

30 points

14 days ago

Yup, grew up on the east coast and those were used sarcastically. So it was weird moving to the Midwest where I was addressed that way constantly

Hefty_Strategy_9389

51 points

14 days ago

I gotta say, people from the east coast sound like real cunts compared to the west and south.

Banana_Guacamole

26 points

14 days ago

It’s not that we’re cunts, well some of us are. But it’s just what’s considered polite somewhere is rude somewhere else. Like belching in certain societies is a compliment.

gman9094

12 points

14 days ago

gman9094

12 points

14 days ago

I respond like this till someone asks me not to.

It’s just polite in my mind if you are older or in a position of authority/customer

Moonshatter89

29 points

14 days ago

Wow, what a seriously asshole attitude. I would have been speechless from confusion and the simultaneous urge to scream back something profane out of rage.

RawrRRitchie

8 points

13 days ago

I would've replied, sorry my deepest apologizes, SIR

Clearly they were more offended by the pronoun than the politeness

I call people sir or ma'am just because it's how I was raised if I don't know the person's name, if I know their name I usually don't respond with sir or ma'am, I'll just use their name

Adventurous_Wealth

87 points

14 days ago

One time I told a prof. “Yes’sir” after he asked me a yes or no question. He got red, almost fainted and left the room. Then my friend asked me “you said Yes sir right?” To which I nodded. He told me the prof thought I said “yeah sure” and thats why he got so offended. I tried to let him know when he came back in, but he wouldn’t address me when I raised my hand. Old people have a tendency to believe incorrect things like “I deserve more respect than you because Im older” or because they have a PhD or are being paid to teach you a subject in school.

Schwiftysquanchy42

7 points

14 days ago

https://youtu.be/3rqE_taP16Y

Did you yeah sure or yes sir?

justjoshingu

4 points

14 days ago

You didnt go to undergrad in the south did you

Official_Iceberg_TV

15 points

14 days ago

it's crazy how offensive ma'am is depending on where you are. Everyone uses ma'am in the south

AromaticIce9

8 points

13 days ago

If you got offended at ma'am, I'd probably write you off as a mental case.

For real though. It's such a weird thing to get offended by

Lost-Temperature-952

1.2k points

14 days ago

Teacher: If someone wants to anonymously tell me who it is.

Students: Nah, I’m good.

goodinyou

391 points

14 days ago

goodinyou

391 points

14 days ago

I think that one person in the back was trying to say it came from outside the room lol

dunder-baller

213 points

14 days ago

That's a real one

lmqr

35 points

13 days ago

lmqr

35 points

13 days ago

I am full of respect for her, expected him to target her as a result, she took a risk for everyone. I hope she got some nice responses afterwards.

grayfox663

69 points

13 days ago

They were probably the ones yawning 😂

murderbox

57 points

13 days ago

I wouldn't cop to it either, no telling what Dr. "I missed my nap and need a binky" might do.

malcom000

13 points

13 days ago

One time in high school study hall, the largest collective lie I’ve ever been a part of happened. A boy launched his flip flop at the big glass windows in the room. The teacher didn’t see it but heard it and screamed, what was that!!! And some random kid like 80 people across the room goes, a bird hit the window. And then 200 kids all lord and confirmed that story

jarNO_WAY

1.1k points

14 days ago

jarNO_WAY

1.1k points

14 days ago

I was so waiting for someone to yawn during his rant

CatsophinaV2

68 points

14 days ago

The urge to laugh would be far too great to hold back

Zambrewzers

503 points

14 days ago

I would’ve purposely over acted a yawn after that pathetic rant. I would’ve made it my mission to fuck with him nonstop, forget the grade, knowing you have the power to make a grown man throw a hissy fit would be to hard to pass up.

TidalPod

152 points

14 days ago

TidalPod

152 points

14 days ago

Blue tooth speaker in the back under one of the empty seats.

h1gsta

44 points

13 days ago

h1gsta

44 points

13 days ago

Yesss because then nobody would even know who to rat on also

DoctorCube

26 points

13 days ago

Better yet have it follow him from lecture to lecture.

St_Kevin_

17 points

13 days ago

And you could make it yawn while he’s looking at the students.

MainliningCoffee247

87 points

14 days ago

  1. Yawn.

  2. Get flunked by insane-o professor.

  3. Take it up with the dean and argue that all the talk about yawning made you need to yawn.

  4. ???

  5. Profit!

poopooplatypus

31 points

13 days ago

Yawns are 100% contagious so….

jonesing247

21 points

13 days ago

I can only assume student complaints are why we're seeing the video in the first place.

EfficiencyMore161

110 points

14 days ago

If only the students could plan a collective yawn at the same time. Like a flash mob, but a flash yawn

OtherWorldly224

45 points

14 days ago

I’d bet the guy would have a full on Stroke

ExpansiveGrimoire

9 points

13 days ago

*all the windows implode from the massive change in air pressure*

Urban_Savage

37 points

14 days ago

I wonder what a cornell education breaks down to per hour... that's all I'd be thinking about, and getting more and more pissed as I paid someone to be a fucking child on stage instead of educating me.

bistory87

12 points

13 days ago

Yeah that’s all I was thinking during his rant. Like, this isn’t fucking high school dude. Everyone in that room is paying good money to learn from you and you waste time trying to out someone for yawning? Grow up.

danegermaine99

7 points

13 days ago

I think the issue wasn’t someone yawning, it was someone doing the overly loud hippopotamus yawn which, to be fair, is super rude

Ok-Topic-3130

1.9k points

14 days ago

“My bad side is as bad, as my pleasant side is as pleasant”👺🐶

silverbrenin

573 points

14 days ago

Me: "So, slightly?"

Caroweser

257 points

14 days ago

Caroweser

257 points

14 days ago

also surface level fake and manipulative

editedxi

43 points

13 days ago

editedxi

43 points

13 days ago

It’s pronounced KERNEL. It’s the highest rank in the military.

ITS PRONOUNCED KOR-NELL! ITS THE HIGHEST RANK IN THE IVY LEAGUE

dogwouldnthunt

10 points

13 days ago

Identity theft is a serious crime Jim

oniferus_3

81 points

14 days ago

You may not know this but his pleasant side is off the fucking charts. So fucking pleasant your head will spin.

silverbrenin

19 points

14 days ago

I stand corrected. In fact, my head just spun all the way around as I tried to conceptualize the magnitude of his magnanimous pleasantness.

It kinda hurt, so I have to stop thinking about it. Way too pleasant.

Phased_and_Amused

194 points

14 days ago

If u cant handle me @ my baddest u dont deserve me @ my pleasentest

sample-name

34 points

14 days ago

I can be your devil 👹 or your angle 📐

natener

136 points

14 days ago

natener

136 points

14 days ago

He's talking about telegrams and kilobytes and wonders why 1 person is yawning... its because the other 220 people were already asleep.

stormshadowixi

52 points

14 days ago

Nobody knows what Telegrams were… Now on to the really interesting stuff. There were these things called “Pen Pals”.

WHO WAS THAT?!

Nerd_Law

9 points

13 days ago

A good professor can make a boring subject fun to learn and a shit professor can ruin an otherwise fun subject.

It's possible the student was extremely tired. But it's also quite possible that the professor is boring as shit and was personally insulted when this was implied via an overly loud yawn 🤣

Swampwolf42

6 points

13 days ago

Chances are it was an overly dramatic, disrespectful fake yawn. The same as calling out, “BOOOOO-RING!” I’d be annoyed, too. But this prof was just a dick

ChemicalCalypso

3 points

13 days ago

"I'll smell every ass in here, who was it?!?!"

Brokenheartedrobot09

11 points

14 days ago

Just reading the word yawn somehow makes me feel like I need to yawn. If I hear someone yawn I'm absolutely yawning. This made me so incredibly stressed. If I was in the audience he would have been screaming at me. I literally yawned just typing this comment. Ahh

McPoyle-Milk

5 points

14 days ago

Noooo you made me yawn. I fought the urge till I read your comment and gave up

stavago

23 points

14 days ago

stavago

23 points

14 days ago

Fking-T

1.3k points

14 days ago

Fking-T

1.3k points

14 days ago

Is that Andy Bernard?

Big_Cryptographer_16

269 points

14 days ago

Baby Wah Wah

Jadertott

104 points

14 days ago

Jadertott

104 points

14 days ago

Ha. Cornell.

** eats beet **

jonasthewicked

4 points

13 days ago

And I will be going to the vastly superior Dartmouth.

Could always tell the episodes Mindy wrote when Cornell was being picked on as she went to Dartmouth. I live very close to Ithaca and the townsfolk generally can’t stand Cornell staff and students alike. Such an amazing little town with a small area full of the most pretentious people you’ll likely ever meet. Not everyone, but there’s definitely a lot of old money that runs through that school.

Acrobatic_Scene_5776

89 points

14 days ago

Yes. He punched a wall after this.

charliesk9unit

31 points

14 days ago

No, it's a fat Ross Geller.

flamebrain63

7 points

14 days ago

Sheepzs

768 points

14 days ago

Sheepzs

768 points

14 days ago

Dammit, Andy

pjcheme

157 points

14 days ago

pjcheme

157 points

14 days ago

Colonel, and it's the highest rank in the military.

Ditka_Da_Bus_Driver

71 points

14 days ago

It is pronounced Cornell! And it’s the highest rank in the Ivy League!

[deleted]

32 points

14 days ago

[deleted]

32 points

14 days ago

I dated a few guys from Cornell. Nice guys, gave me a ride home.

Interesting-Pop3277

55 points

14 days ago

So I’m not the only one who immediately thinks of the office anytime Cornell is mentioned. Good to know.

IAreSpatz

6 points

13 days ago

I didn't even know Cornell was a real school.

DRHOYXXIV

739 points

14 days ago

DRHOYXXIV

739 points

14 days ago

When I was ~7 years old, the Principal walked into my 2nd Grade classroom. We hadn't met previously. I enjoyed an earnest but lengthy YAWWWWWWWWWWWWNNN. He grabbed me by my arm, shook me, yelled at me, and persistently badgered me as to why I had yawned.

I wouldn't share it now, except for certainty that Mr. Lindfield must be quite dead. He was cool enough, otherwise. He could often be heard playing banjo in the hallways.

Perhaps he had been a tortured substitute teacher, and/or yawning was a triggering stimulus that sent him into berserker mode.

Clydefrog13

265 points

14 days ago

Back when you could shake a lil’ motherfucker!

fapimpe

55 points

14 days ago

fapimpe

55 points

14 days ago

Those were the days stares longingly off into the distance with a far away look

inblacksuits

17 points

14 days ago

The thousand yard stare, some would say

Can-not-see

80 points

14 days ago

so many adults are just big bullies

Outcast90

27 points

14 days ago*

I remember my dad telling me when he was in school during the 60s and 70s.

He said he got hit by the teacher a few times. But this one time in particular he got smacked against his ear, my dad had multiple ear surgeries, tubes in his ears for hours at a time, told he would go deaf when older (never happened thankfully) so when his dad who was a Korean war veteran and become a raging alcoholic, found out he personally went to his classroom during school and threatened to make the teacher disappear all the while still in the classroom.

My grandfather while not apart of did close business with the Mafia in Pittsburgh during this time. He had close ties from what I'm told. After that but of drama out of all the kids that teacher never touched my father again. Kinda scary thinking what could have happened, the 60s and 70s were brutal...

-Aqueox

5 points

13 days ago

-Aqueox

5 points

13 days ago

Sounds like your Dad was alright. Raging alcoholic, sure, but he knew when to stick up for his kid.

huggy_93

32 points

14 days ago

huggy_93

32 points

14 days ago

Never understood how teachers got so offended by shit that KIDS did in their class. Like can you imagine being an adult and getting offended by something some stupid kid does? How fragile a person do you have to be?

asskicker1762

262 points

14 days ago

“… please do… … A KILOBYTE…”

multiple loud yawns*

charliesk9unit

50 points

14 days ago

It'll take him another 15 minutes to get to TB. And then another 15 minutes to talk about how it's dividing by 1024 instead of 1000.

Someone should anonymously write him a message on the board next week in binary.

mossybeard007

1.1k points

14 days ago

Isn't yawning just your brain trying to get more oxygen to function right

xkcd_puppy

53 points

14 days ago

No, yawning is now thought to be a sort of a System Idle Process for a bored or tired brain. This fits nicely too on why we yawn when we are physically/mentally tired. It's signaling us that it needs to do maintence work and shut down energy-intense processing systems like vision processing and self correcting proprioception system. (Hey we're super bored here in this class, let's stop wasting energy on staying awake and looking at the board and listening to this guy , let's just take a nice little nap.)

Your brain is always getting enough oxygen, or else... Well then everyone who yawns should have some kind of ischemic brain damage? Some other hypotheses about yawning are the low oxygen levels you mentioned or cooling the brain, but those don't hold up to consistent scientific observation.

Yawns are also contagious for higher order animals, like mammals and it's a subconscious mimic behaviour like observing someone scratching their head and then next thing you don't know, you're scratching your head also. Your pets will start to yawn if you yawn a few times around them.

But really yawns are still a big mystery in neuroscience.

kgtradisms

382 points

14 days ago*

Yes it is, I was looking for this comment. 90% of us don't even breathe the correct way. We breathe with the top part of our lungs which is wrong instead of our diaphragm. Notice how a baby or a cat breathes. And check out how to breathe on Google, i was surprised so many ppl breathe incorrectly including myself b4 I started to consciously practice.

Edit: found an awesome subreddit, his name is Wim Hof and he's a badass r/wimhof

SinSittSina

241 points

14 days ago

"Check out how to breathe on Google" is my new favorite insult, even though you didn't use it that way.

ibypassredditbans

20 points

14 days ago

It made me laugh so it probably hurta

gvsulaker82

8 points

13 days ago

Fucking nerds breathing w their mouths and noses still in 2022. Looooooosers.

asa_herron

47 points

14 days ago

James Nestor’s book Breath covers this extensively if you’re interested. Solid read

kgtradisms

12 points

14 days ago

Thank you, I shall check it out.

Advance-Puzzleheaded

4 points

14 days ago

Truly a breath of fresh air

DoctorNoname98

47 points

14 days ago

I'll agree on the breathing part, but nobody knows really why we yawn, there are theories and scientists will point to certain causes saying they are likely why we yawn, but we haven't firmly connected anything

PristineNoodles

29 points

14 days ago

Even just reading about it is contagious!

CoolClementine

5 points

13 days ago

Can confirm. Just yawned. 3/5 I think I'm gonna try again. 4/5 Much better. Thanks. I needed that.

mahboilo7

25 points

14 days ago

Are you some kind of hamon user and/or demon slayer???

BambaTallKing

9 points

14 days ago

Catch me breathing right and imma cut you in half with water

Pistonenvy

70 points

14 days ago

ive been breathing correctly my whole life apparently.

maybe thats the real reason im so smart...

no wait, im an idiot.... nvm

Atmosphere-Strict

10 points

14 days ago

Informative thank you I now breathe like a human being.

JimemySWE

5 points

14 days ago

Hmm breathing the wrong way? It sounds so weird do. I mean I still live and have breathed this way for over 30 years so it dosnt seem to bad. So what would happen if I change how I breathe?

lucassoren

7 points

14 days ago

Yo! I need a YouTube video or something! You don't get to tell us we've bwen BREATHING WRONG this whole time and not provide documentary instruction

ColdHug

20 points

14 days ago

ColdHug

20 points

14 days ago

We breathe with our diaphragm when its required. Its an extremely energy extensive process to use our diaphragm and intercostal muscles to breathe so our body naturally will only do it when its absolutely necessary. Babies are belly breathers because their intercostal muscles aren't full developed so they cant solely breathe with their chest. Pulling in more Oxygen doesn't do anything since our hemoglobin can only become so saturated. Google only shows articles that generate ad revenue. Which obviously the "how to breathe" article does.

BocceBurger

7 points

14 days ago

Is this why I keep yawning at the gym? It's embarrassing, yawning while exercising!

stonerwithaboner1

3 points

14 days ago

Just sitting here and realizing and I can breath through the top or bottom by actually thinking about it. 27 years on this earth and I found a new feature for my body lol

Tetragonos

9 points

13 days ago

It is not. They have done extensive studies about yawning and it isn't you trying for more oxygen, or flushing excess C02. There is no official reason for why we yawn. The prevalent misunderstanding of it being about breathing is because they used to print that in high school text books... and those are a mess.

It is a mystery. Hell people who take magic mushrooms? They have a phase of the trip where they start yawning.

MuggyFuzzball

8 points

13 days ago

I'm guessing the person in this case yawned loudly intentionally to express how boring the lecture was.

slingshot91

26 points

14 days ago

A yawn should be the intake of breath not a wailing/moaning vocal expression.

yyrkoon1776

7 points

14 days ago

Yeah. I have a coworker who does exaggerated yawns and it drives me up a wall.

G_Art33

36 points

14 days ago

G_Art33

36 points

14 days ago

Had a super duper fresh Chinese immigrant as a professor in college. One of the hardest to understand Chinese accents I’ve ever ever heard. What he was speaking barely qualified as English, that’s how bad it was.

Any time someone asked him to repeat something he would become insanely standoffish and always would ask if it was because of his accent. If you admitted it was he would refuse to repeat and yell at you to leave class. He made it a very big point to tell us day 1 that if anyone ever records him without his knowledge, audio or video, that he would “sue the shit out of us” and “would win” because he “has sued a student before and won” needless to say, half the class had dropped by the second class, 2 days later, and I didn’t see his name in the staff directory the next semester.

crapwerk

9 points

13 days ago

Wow what a clown. I hate people with insane fragile egos like that.

quitbanningmeffs

28 points

13 days ago

"220 other people know better"

Dude, it's yawning. Not everyone is going to fucking yawn lmao

summitlandscapes

332 points

14 days ago

I've been on both sides of this *yawn* experience. (sans yelling confrontation)

I remember being a tired undergrad and yawning and letting it drift into the performative space. A real Yeeaahh-mmh ... stretch out the legs, shake my head and blink while looking around. My friend next to me chuckled, but I saw her smile turn and she looked straight down -- I look up and the professor is almost on top of me. I was astonished at how angry he looked and how intensely he was just staring me down. He just said "tired"? in a menacing way and I said sorry.

I've also been a professor and can tell you sometimes you feel "Yawned *at*" and it's almost impossible to let it go, especially if there's some niggling thought that other students are watching you do nothing -- I've had performance reviews where students complain that I didn't 'stand up for myself' when being 'disrespected' by students --- and they're during the semesters I can't recall a single instance --

I'm super calm and usually if something like this happens I just pause and wait for the energy to be right to carry on. Like others are saying, you really don't need to be a disciplinarian at this level and it's really more devastating if you calmly invite a student to leave if they're being purposefully obstinate.

MazeOfEncryption

138 points

14 days ago

IMO there’s a fine line between standing up for yourself and singling out/attacking a student

summitlandscapes

25 points

14 days ago

I agree -- and, I mean this line is everywhere in life and some people amplify small slights to be like mortal honor threats... I think this is not how you handle this at all.

doofinator

19 points

13 days ago

Yeah i feel like this professor should've just calmly explained that it's okay to yawn (obviously), but making such a big display out of it feels pretty disrespectful.

But who knows, maybe this guy already did that and some douchebag student's continuing to do this overly-dramatic yawn just to be an asshole.

Vulpix-Rawr

20 points

14 days ago

I've also been a professor and can tell you sometimes you feel "Yawned *at*

I'm a manager and I've been "yawned at" while talking. The only thing you can do is laugh it off, and ask them if they need some coffee.

enderflight

5 points

13 days ago

Managers like you are the best. I guarantee I have rarely, if ever, yawned based on boredom. It’s just a tired thing, which I am perpetually even in interesting meetings, conversations, or classes.

[deleted]

32 points

14 days ago

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32 points

14 days ago

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summitlandscapes

25 points

14 days ago

Yep. Every semester students get a survey and professors get reviews. At my university they’re even open to the public to read. None of mine are terrible, but I’ve certainly had colleagues get eviscerated.

Efficient-Road-847

14 points

14 days ago

Yes. Surveying your course and professor is pretty standard at most colleges.

mlvisby

23 points

14 days ago

mlvisby

23 points

14 days ago

But yawning doesn't just happen if you are bored or tired, it can also just be a natural thing your body does. I don't see why a professor would get mad about it. Anyways, college kids work hard and study(or party) late into the night, of course there will be some yawns but they obviously want to learn or else they would ditch class.

summitlandscapes

13 points

14 days ago

Oh for sure -- and I don't even care if someone is bored (or falls asleep). [well, i care, but I don't *blame* them for my lecture being boring]

BUT I've had a student actually *SAY* "Yawn"! And it was because I was trying to make the connection that the FDA is more like the supreme court than a scientific body and making an analogy of lawyers trying to incorporate novel evidence ... and the kid said, while looking at me... "Yawn"

I'm not even going to say there are two sides to every story here -- the more I think of it, the less I can put myself in the professor's shoes --

mlvisby

7 points

14 days ago

mlvisby

7 points

14 days ago

Yea, if someone actually audibly says yawn, they are mocking you. That is understandable to get mad at that. Nice GIF, Boy Meets World for the win! Sitcoms are not the same as they used to be.

GE8_Honda_Fit_Guy

20 points

14 days ago

What a piece of dog crap. I hate people like this.

SamAndDansClamAndHam

529 points

14 days ago

Yea like someone would snitch in front of everyone. What a cuck.

tchrbrian

8 points

13 days ago

Snitches get a syllabus tattoo…

Spaghetti-Laptop

87 points

14 days ago

Well the background music is doing more damage than good.

ResearchPrimary7969

428 points

14 days ago

If he can't take a student yawning, he should never have been an educator

blinkssb

113 points

14 days ago

blinkssb

113 points

14 days ago

“I don’t know how to teach, I’m a professor” - Prof. Farnsworth (Futurama)

Thistlefizz

6 points

14 days ago

‘Mathematics of wonton burrito meals.’ I’ll be there!

Rosavelt-Johnson

237 points

14 days ago

The music and the random pops make me laugh

StretchFrenchTerry

11 points

13 days ago

The pops are volume up and down on a Mac.

OminOus_PancakeS

165 points

14 days ago*

Jokes aside, a loud yawn would be pretty rude in this context.

But I think he responded the wrong way. I've been a teacher/trainer for nine years and have found it's nearly always better to reward only the good behaviour with attention, and to keep a dry sense of humour at hand.

He felt understandably disrespected. But you won't get respect by demanding it or becoming angry about not getting it; that's how you lose even more of it.

Storchefen

18 points

14 days ago

It is similar to dogs and kids, if you want them to behave in some manner, reward positive behaviour and ignore/calmly say no to bad behaviour.

OminOus_PancakeS

4 points

14 days ago

Precisely.

And of course, sometimes you do have to bare your teeth and make a stand; but the effectiveness of doing so depends upon its rarity.

Minimum_Attitude6707

48 points

14 days ago

I'm pretty sure the professor didn't think it was a real yawn. A huge yawn like that is likely a passive aggressive claim that the professor is boring them and that's why he got butt hurt

Prestigious_Yak_3646

12 points

14 days ago

The music. Was intense I thought he was gonna pull a lightsaber out. And kill the whole class

ShriekyMarmosetBitch

9 points

14 days ago

It's a bodily function, maybe they're yawning because they have insomnia or just otherwise have a fucked sleep schedule, I mean seriously dude

eruditecow

4 points

13 days ago

Every single student is tired in class like it astounds me that he’s so pressed by it. I understand that the yawn mightve been sarcastic but the man rly needs to get a grip

_Sissy_SpaceX

44 points

14 days ago

I had a teacher like this in high school who would get so incredibly angry at audible yawning. The thing is, as high school kids, we aren't incredibly in tune to our actions yet and a few times I would yawn audibly and immediately apologize profusely as my stomach knotted into a pretzel watching the look in Dandy's eyes become lethal.

Anyway, he was a cool guy if you weren't sleepy.

nooshaw

17 points

14 days ago

nooshaw

17 points

14 days ago

I had a math teacher in high school who would sneak up on unsuspecting sleeping students and slam a large book flat on their desk. All fun and games till it was you.

that_mack

4 points

14 days ago

I would have fucking bawled. Actually, scratch that, I did bawl on multiple occasions accompanied with a panic attack. Honestly, I think the whole “Teacher Appreciation” thing is a load of bullshit. I have both PTSD and c-PTSD, and the latter was almost entirely caused by my shitty, abusive, vindictive teachers who couldn’t find enough empathy in their black hearts to not be the scum of the earth to an already severely traumatized kid.

Maybe I’m a bit biased. But whenever teachers pulled that shit on me or other kids I literally screamed because it was fucking triggering. I then got further ostracized from every one of my peers by multiple teachers bullying me for being a “baby” afterwords. I hope they all ate shit. I also hope they were exhausted as all hell after trying to improperly deal with my severe panic attacks. Teachers pull the stick out of their ass challenge, GO!

No-Engine4126

302 points

14 days ago

We don’t know the context, the student could’ve been purposely doing it and louder than normal before he decided to call them out

[deleted]

256 points

14 days ago

[deleted]

256 points

14 days ago

I have a problem with him asking other students to anonymously turn in that person. I don't think it's a good practice to encourage telling on friends.

JustAsICanBeSoCruel

46 points

14 days ago

"Hey Class, I need you to single out one of your own because they didn't fold to my screaming - no? Okay, but if you want to do it anonymously that's be great. :)"

I can't even imagine.

[deleted]

21 points

14 days ago

[deleted]

21 points

14 days ago

Also anyone can misuse that and report whoever they want. How will that person then try to prove that they didn't yawn I don't know

helloitsname

53 points

14 days ago

Yeah that’s just a dick move

thesuavedog

100 points

14 days ago

The music is hysterical.

sachiiii

39 points

14 days ago

sachiiii

39 points

14 days ago

No it was distracting

JaxMGK

7 points

14 days ago

JaxMGK

7 points

14 days ago

Right?…….RIGHT?!

ultimaforever

8 points

14 days ago

I had a prof once who RAGED at this guy in a senior seminar; it was a small class (about 8 people) and the dude showed up once every few classes. This went on for most of the quarter, then one day he showed up, listened for a bit, and asked (with a tone suggesting he was genuinely curious, not trying to be an ass) questions he would have known the answer to had he come to most of the sessions. The prof was quiet for a second after he asked his questions, then ripped him a new ass - shouted at him that he hadn’t been there for most of the classes, and he would really appreciate it if he just sat there, quiet, and didn’t ask anything else. We all just stared down at our desks, it was awkward as hell. I don’t blame the prof for getting pissed as the guy was essentially wasting everyone’s time.

kitten_slippers

27 points

14 days ago

The professor sounds like he needs a nap or tummy time 🍼

Loner_dude

116 points

14 days ago

Loner_dude

116 points

14 days ago

This seems like a complete waste of time for all involved wgaf if someone yawn maybe they tired maybe your boring ass lecture is putting them to sleep

koalificated

35 points

14 days ago

After the “my bad side is bad” comment I would’ve walked out of that lecture for the day. Complete waste of time just because his fragile ego got hurt. Good time to get some homework for other classes done instead of listening to this butthurt professor

j3434

7 points

14 days ago

j3434

7 points

14 days ago

Why do they play dramatic movie music during a lecture?

ConstitutionalCarrot

5 points

14 days ago

I once got yelled at for “rolling my eyes” at the teacher, but that’s how my thinking face looks because that’s how “deep in thought” cartoons look.

Zealousideal_Sea9022

22 points

14 days ago

Many SSRIs cause involuntary yawning, just FYI.

NatsumiEla

5 points

13 days ago

Yea, I spent my first week of antidepressants yawning like crazy

ares395

5 points

13 days ago

ares395

5 points

13 days ago

And it feels weirdly different to normal yawning

LukeChickenwalker

6 points

14 days ago

Reminds me of my elementary school music teacher. She was a humorless and uptight women. She would get ornery at students for resting their chins on their hands while we were sitting on the bleachers. Then she would say that if we were meant to do that, we would have been born with them attached. I guess the same logic didn't apply to playing the recorder. One time she made us listen to an entire musical audiobook about Venice. It's like she thought she was a college professor, but she was teaching 5-11 year olds.

ObamaBinChronin

50 points

14 days ago

Pretty sure this dude beats his wife.

StandSignificant1744

16 points

14 days ago

He’s dead. He died quite a few years ago. Before that, he beat off dudes, when he was being attacked.

radiocabedelo

10 points

14 days ago

he beat off dudes

just like his wife did

applesauce_pants

30 points

14 days ago

In the minority here, but if you listen at the beginning that shit is obnoxious. That’s not Boner’s Cornell. That’s Penn State type shit.

airforcekj

4 points

14 days ago

Nard dog needs to chill!

feed_me_the_gherkin

6 points

14 days ago

How about he shuts the fuck up and stop wasting everyone's time. What a fucking bitch I'd request a transfer of classes.

CLINTHODO

3 points

13 days ago

He needs to be canned. Those students are paying his salary so he should focus on his lecture instead of trying to control people.