Alright, I know that calculus-boy can't help that he doesn't get it. I also know that I should be more tolerant and now I feel bad for letting him irritate me. I don't mind that he needs to ask questions, but I DO mind that he monopolizes class time, refuses to get help, and never took pre-calc which would have helped immensely. Bleh.
In either case, I guess my problem with him has more to do with the fact that he thinks we should spend the entire class on his one or two questions. It's not with the fact that he actually needs the help.
That said, I'll leave you folks with this little tidbit since it'll give you an idea of just how bad it is: in class yesterday, he thought the x-axis was the y-axis and vice versa. WHO on earth can get those two mixed up? Sure, you can technically call them whatever you want (it's done in Physics all the time, as well as in Statistics and various other courses), but that's beside the point. It took 10 minutes to explain to him that it was the other way around. Like I said: his stupidity doesn't bother me as much as the fact that he rots away precious class time with it.
:sigh: I need to take a "nice" pill, I guess.
Oh yeah! The new bookbag is Sylvia. My old one is Jim. Now I have Sylvia and Jim. I wasn't quite ready to retire Jim yet since he's perfectly good for carrying stuff that isn't too heavy, and since I have classes at 2 different colleges right now, I decided that Jim would hold my stuff for the classes at one college and Sylvia would hold my stuff for classes at the other college. This way, I don't have to constantly change books when going from one place to the other. I can just grab the other bag and go. Sometimes my brilliance amazes me.