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College Students Share The Best IDGAF Moments From Class

College students are paying too much to deal with the bullcrap. So don't fire at them--they'll fire right back with aggressive apathy.


u/moderate_man18 asked:

What was the most "I don't give a f*ck" moment you've seen in college/school?

Here were some of the answers.


Grades Altered

It was just high school, but there was a girl in one of my science classes that got into the teacher's gradebook to alter her grades while he was in the lab. The lab was connected to the classroom with a door that was open at the time. She would periodically look over her shoulder with this exhilarated grin on her face, but you could tell she really wouldn't have given a damn if he caught her. As far as I know she got away with it, and it was hard not to root for her.

There was also the incident during an algebra class where some kid pissed in the trash can, but I didn't see that one firsthand.

inhasteorhesitation

Noped On Out

Physics 2 final. It was an absolutely brutal exam, like the kind that makes you question everything about your major and your intelligence as a whole. The kid sitting in front of me flipped through the exam, sat there in complete silence for about ten minutes, then just got up and left. No visible anger, no acknowledgement of any of the 200ish people in the room… just right up the middle of the lecture hall and out the door. It was somehow terrifying for the rest of us

drownednotgod

The Arrest

Police showed up at our high school with K-9 dogs to sniff the lockers. A dog started barking right outside our classroom and one of the students knew it was his locker. He at first tried to make a run for it, opening the door only to have a barking dog in front of him. Ignoring the teacher who was screaming at him to sit down, he then ran to the window and climbed out, but found himself in a courtyard, with every door leading back into the building locked.

Students and teachers from every classroom connected to the courtyard were at the windows watching in bemused disbelief. It was at this point where his "I don't give a f*ck" attitude kicked in and he gave a defeated shrug as he calmly sat down on a bench and started smoking a joint until the cops came out and arrested him. We gave him a polite ovation as he was escorted away.

Everything80sFan

Burst In

Thermochemistry class, we had homework due so more people showed up than normal. Prof was halfway through a lecture on the Boltzmann distribution when the lecture hall doors fly open and a kid quicksteps down the stairs in FULL lab gear (lab coat, goggles, gloves). He hands in his homework at the front, looks at the projector screen, turns around and quicksteps back up the stairs and out the lecture hall.

Prof was mid-sentence.

TheBrightLord

Senioritis

I tested out of all of my classes throughout the year and replaced them with TA periods.

By the end of the year, I was a TA 6/7 periods. As a result, administration couldn't do shit if I broke rules (I.e. swore, wasn't in dress code, etc etc) because I made shit run. Half of the front office, the photo and tech teachers, and some teachers that taught AP all depended on me.

I also ended up winning "worst case of senioritis" by a 100% landside.

APUSHMeOffACliff

Nah

First year of college, eng comp 102, girl was definitely enrolled in the class but hardly showed, walked in 15 minutes late one day, looked at the screen, saw bubble outlines, turned around and left. Can't say I didn't want to follow, I know it was only 102 but the class felt like first year high school English. Unsure if it's worse that the prof thought most of us were dumb enough to need to relearn all this basic bs or that three-quarters of the class clearly was. I hated that teacher, probably why this particular incident sticks out.

stressnduress

Too Much Brainspace

I have a personal IDGAF moment from college. I chose "Intro to Arab Culture" for one of my bullshit Gen Ed requirements in freshman year of college. This class was brain-dead easy up until the very end where we had to come up with a presentation on our own for a big chunk of our final grade. My first year of college was a rough transition for me so I just decided with everything else going on... I wasn't going to do the project. I couldn't have cared any less about it at this point.

Fortunately, the professor for this class was a lovely older Saudi woman who positively loved me. I made 0% progress on completing this project--I didn't even contact her with an excuse. I just didn't show up to give a presentation. She gave me a C on the project and I ended her course with a B.

blue-tomorrow

Too Hard

My uncle told me the story.

Physics and Mechanics in his last year of University before getting his Masters' Degree in Civil Engineering.

He took the test on no sleep, scores a 9 out of 42 (21.4 %)

Highest score in the class is him.

His professor literally had to curve the exam over 78% so EVERY SINGLE STUDENT passed the final with at least a B-minus. Their exam was 75% of the grade.

Therefore, EVERY STUDENT who had at least passively participated in class got at least a C.

Gray__Eagle

Exemption

I was in a class called "Intro to Media Tech" because I needed some fine arts/tech credit to graduate. My teacher was a man we will call Mr. S, he was awesome. He knew I was leaving to boot camp for the Marines 2 weeks after graduation and that I was just there for the credit, so he cut me some slack throughout the year. At my school you could exempt from a final exam if you had good enough grades and attendance.

So finals time came around at the end of the year, Mr. S asked who wanted to exempt and I raised my hand. He laughed and said something to the effect of "Come on Bigbodybuzz07, you skipped 1/3 of class this year!" and moved on. At the end of class that day, after everybody had left, I decided to swing for it. I walked up to him at his desk, and asked "Mr. S, do you REALLY want me here for that final?" He looked at me for a second, looked at the Marine Corps poster on the wall in the classroom, and said "How does a 90 sound?" I said thank you, shook his hand, he wished me luck and I went on my way. Mr. S if you are still out there, you are the f*cking man!

BigBodyBuzz07

Vaped

In high school this kid was smoking weed at lunch. When he got to class right after lunch, it turns out someone had tipped off the cops. The police came into the class and was checking each person's backpack. This kid started getting nervous. So he puts the weed in his pocket.

He the realized he smells like it. So what does he do? Takes out his vape pen, and hits it so hard it looks like he is auditioning for the role of a fog machine in a haunted house. All the while the cop has not seen any of this. When this kid blows the strawberry scented cloud, the cop is about 2 feet away, back turned so not seeing this.

This kid then fans away the vape cloud. The cop checks his bag, and moves on.

The kid didnt get caught.

whicantiuseanyuserna

The Test Was A Pillow

Music History exam (absolute bullsh*t btw).

It's ALL long essay questions. Like you spend 2.5 out of the 3 hours frantically scribbling whatever you can down on paper.

A guy shows up 45 minutes into the exam, sits down. Writes his name, falls asleep for an hour and a half. Writes about half a page, then is the first one to leave.

Yes, as you probably assumed, he failed the f*cking class.

sombervision

Hindi-Ish

Not me, but my father. When he was in his 10th standard, so about 15-16 years old, in India, he had to take three foreign language finals: one for English, one for the local language, and one for Hindi. He was on the engineering track, so the humanities didn't mean squat, but he still had to pass. It's worth noting that my dad is the worst Hindi speaker in the family. So when it came time to take his Hindi final, he took a bunch of words from the local language and "made them sound Hindi-ish."

To pass, he needed at least 20%. He got 34%.

agent_carolina

Values Based On Curriculum

Had a teacher in college that wouldn't let you leave for bathroom breaks, I'm talking he would look the doors when class started so late people could not enter. Anywho, I had mudbutt one day and really needed to use the bathroom. This is COLLEGE mind you, I put my hand up and asked to use the restroom. He responds with "no". I tell him "I really need to use the bathroom, count me absent or whatever but I need to go". He responds with "is this an emergency?" I respond with "unless you want me to sh*t all over your floor, I suggest you let me go". He let me go and ended up commending me after class for not "backing down". He was a US history professor and we were going over the founding fathers, I don't know if that had something to do with it.

troutburger30

Thoroughly Done

Went to a tech college and we had a programming professor that was one of the hardest people to learn from I've ever worked with. he made a big fuss about our final exam problem leading up to it. Really hardballing it that we almost certainly wouldn't pass the course if we weren't able to do it.

well like 3 1/2 hours into the exam problem, nobody has gotten up to leave. I've finally finished it, but I had a really long try statement that i knew wasn't correct but for some reason it was the only way i could get it to work and trying to fix it just kept unraveling everything. I showed him the completed product and it met all his specifications but he didn't like it. we argued for a bit and I just said I was hungry for lunch and I won't have time to fix it anyway, and he can just take what I have.

Well apparently everyone overhearing it only heard bits and pieces and thought that I was handing it in partially completed because I was giving up, and it started a chain reaction. apparently everyone in the class was totally lost and thought there was absolutely no way they would ever finish, so they all just said f*ck it and left behind me. Only 1 other person claimed to have finished it. The rest just collectively stopped giving a f*ck and quit.

Definitely_Working

Nice Try, Judas

For my final on RE I had to write an essay about 1 book in the bible.

I hate my RE teacher and he hated me.
He forced his Christianity down my throat and by the time the finals came around I was f*cking done.

So I wrote an essay about how God let Satan ruin a man's life just to prove that Job was faithful.
I completely tore apart every value Christians have in God in that essay, all with valid points and arguments.

I received a big fat F and every page was crossed out with a thick red marker.

Of course, since it's a final Essay, this would mean I would fail the year and have to retake.
Still not giving a shit I just walk up to the principal, shove the paper in his hands and say "Dickwad gave me an F" and walked out the building, skipping the PE of that day.

I returned to school after the weekend (The grade came on a Friday)

My RE teacher, escorted by the principal, handed me my newly printed out Essay and muttered "If I see you in my class again I will throw you out" and left.

I got a B+

Carmillawoo

Pass

Today was a good one actually, upper level class with only ~20 people in it.

Professor asks each group to answer a simple question as it applies to their certain project. It's down to the last group that hasn't said anything, only two people from the class are there in class, one doesn't speak very good English and also has some sort of speech impediment so you can tell he's hoping the other guy will answer so he doesn't have to speak in front of the class.

The other guy is just sitting at his desk on his phone while the professor is literally staring at him waiting for him to answer and when someone else finally taps on his arm he looks up and is just says "pass" and continues to look at his phone.

Professor is then like what do you mean pass, you don't need to say anything about your project, and he just says "No" and stays on his phone for the rest of class. I don't get why he even goes to class, there's no attendance or quizzes in class, if you're just going to be on your phone not listening the whole time why even come?

codeSpringer19

I'm not exactly prone to winning things - but I do have one glorious moment of winnerhood that really is all I need in life. As a child, my church would throw Halloween parties every year. One year, I was handed a raffle ticket along with my trick-or-treat candy. At the end of the night, ticket numbers were called - mine was the last one called. I still didn't know what the prize was. Once I made it up to the stage to collect it, I was presented with a box of puppies and prompty LOST MY TEN YEAR OLD MIND. I thought I was just going to cuddle them, but nope! I got to pick out my brother and I's best friend for the next decade. We named out litlte box puppy Bear not knowing he would grow up to be a massive doberman who weighed triple digits.

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Listen to me, if you never take another piece of advice in your life, take this one: take any advice anyone gives you with a grain of salt. Yes, I'm fully aware of the irony happening in this article right now.

I've been on the receiving end of TERRIBLE advice. Example: I was explaining to an acquaintance how frustrating it can sometimes feel to be so short - not just because I can't reach things or because of my spinal pain, but because people often treat me like a child. They unintentionally treat me like I'm dumb, naive or otherwise incapable. That's when this person hatched their master criminal plot for my life.

I should just go ahead and park in handicapped spots and ignore any tickets I got for it. According to them, since I have occasional spinal problems I should probably have a tag anyway. I could just ignore tickets until I had to go to court, then show up in court and play naive and nobody would ever really punish me for it. Dude. No.

One Reddit user asked:

What's the worst piece of advice you've received?


Believe it or not, it gets worse. Here are some responses:

No Mom, No. 

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My mom told me that if I like a girl I should just follow her everywhere she went and give her gifts, like a vial of my blood (actually said that).

No mom. No.

- huazzy

Sleep.

"Never go to bed angry."

This was written in lots of wedding cards! We totally ignored this advice. Because if you're tired and getting more cranky you're more likely say something you will regret. We just sleep on it and in the morning, if its still worth discussing, you can go in with a clear head - or sometimes its not worth bringing up and you can both move on with your day.

- _northernlights

Never Trust The Roommate

Dating a girl in Uni, her roommate told me she "loves an*l, but is shy about saying it."

I learned:

A) Always discuss an*l in advance

B) Never trust the roommate

- billbapapa

No Effort Needed

To not put any effort into finding a partner. Just sit back and it will happen.

That might have worked once when people were more social and went to church regularly and things like that. Also it was common in the past for older people to make an effort to introduce single people to each other. Society just isn't like that anymore.

When I was single, my way of life put me into contact with very few people who were actually single and eligible and interested in me in return. If I hadn't put the effort in to meet someone I would have remained single.

- Waitingforadragon

Your Parents Don't Know Everything

My parents encouraged me to go to a University that costs $63,000 with no financial aid when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. "You'll figure it out" they said. They also had me deny the federal student loans I was granted through FAFSA as it wasn't worth it.

I transferred, graduate in May, and that 1 year in school is 45% of my 4 year aggregate debt. Declared a Finance major so I can make informed decisions and not rely on their shitty advice. I'm trying to get into one of the best Macc programs in the country and that debt level is seriously inhibiting my ability to go if I get in.

Your parents don't know everything.

- kingbrownied1

Change Him

"Marrying him will make him change."

Followed by...

"Having a kid with him will make him change."

Followed by.....

"Having a second kid with him will make him change."

Followed by....

divorce papers and child support.

- ghost0427

Because Other Men...

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I was once taking my buddy's girlfriend for a walk because he asked me to keep her busy while he was at work. While we were walking, I stumbled upon an old high school classmate of mine who gave me that look of "damn, what you got there?"

I didn't pay any attention to it and just kept walking. After a while he sends me a message on my phone, asking me if that's my girlfriend. I told him she wasn't, I told him she was only my buddy's girlfriend who I was keeping busy. He told me to "steal" the girl and I obviously told him that's ridiculous and that I would never do something that disgusting.

His advice to me was: "Just do it because other men will always do it to you." The most ridiculous piece of advice I have ever had the displeasure of hearing.

- SirOberon

Just Do It Fast

I was learning to drive and kept nosing out to turn but couldn't see if a car was coming (I am turning they would be going straight). My friend that was teaching me simply said, 'Just do it fast'.

- Bodymindisoneword

Not Allowed

Both the worst and best advice... I'd just finished my first day of work for a company who'd hired me to work as a DB admin. Instead of doing anything related to the job title, they had me doing data entry all day in excel. I was alright with it, believing that it was just a temporary introduction type thing. Certainly wasn't what I wanted to do.

Brother asked, "So how was your first day?", "Eh, kind of lame. Data entry in excel is boring and I don't get anything out of it."

To which he responded, "Word of advice, you're not allowed to not like any part of your job. You can like some things more, but never dislike something."

I quit the next morning after having a complete nervous breakdown resulting from thoughts like:

"Is this what working is? What's the point of even existing if I'm not allowed to dislike (and subsequently try to avoid) jobs? Why would I ever want to go through life doing what I hate and trying to smile about it like it's alright?"

I certainly reacted more poorly to that experience than I had to any before in my life, but it made me realize that I would rather be homeless or dead than live working a job I hate for someone I've never even met in a company that doesn't care about me.

I work for myself now, and sure there are still things I have to do for my own business that I may not like... and I may not be all that successful, but everything I do now is for me. I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for any amount of financial security.

- cascade_olympus

Break Up Because You're Happy

Some of my high school friends told me to break up with my boyfriend because we didn't fight. Apparently that meant there was no passion in our relationship. We didn't fight because we discussed problems in a rational manner, rather than screaming at each other in public displays (which were common among this group of friends).

Fifteen years later, I'm happily married to said boyfriend, and haven't talked to those 'passionate' friends since high school ended.

-othybear

So what's the worst piece of advice you've ever gotten? Tell us your stories.

H/T: Reddit

I object! Where is the open bar?!

There are a few requirements that are a must at every wedding, or at least they should be a must! It's a no brainer... a couple in love, music and a cake. Seems simple enough! It's suppose to be a celebration, not a prelude to a funeral. If your guests are having to put the wedding together for you during the ceremony, or fainting from starvation, or bored out of their skulls because you've allowed family and friends to relish in their fifteen minutes of fame threw self-indulgent speeches... YOU HAVE FAILED!

Redditor u/RedxSmoke was wondering what almost brought them to an "I Object" reaction by asking... What is the worst wedding you've ever been to? What made it bad? Now toss the bouquet!

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We should know our worth when we are working. This goes for anyplace: school, our jobs, our home life. And we know when we can stare somebody in the face when they're challenging our worth.

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They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and I guess that's true for major stuff. Like if someone assasinates your lord, leaving you and 46 of your homies as ronin samurai and then dude takes your girl, too then OBVIOUSLY you devote yourself entirely to plotting and exacting your revenge. Don't even get me started on the merciless vengeance that you can expect if you mess with John Wick's dog. If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's not to anger Keanu Reeves. He's just out here trying to live his life in peace, so he may seem like an easy target, but he WILL end you without even breaking a sweat. There's no sweat in revenge this cold.

But what about the minor annoyances life has to offer? Do they really deserve cold revenge? What about petty lukewarm revenge? Can it be just as delicious? Short answer: YUP. One Twitter user asked:

What is your most memorable story of petty revenge?

Honestly, these don't need a major introduction. It's a parade of pettiness that made several people cackle wickedly. James, whoever you are and wherever your doughnut fingers may be right now, we hope you're happy with yourself, sir. Yours was perhaps the deepest betrayal.

Concrete Pumpkin

I have a friend whose pumpkin\fall display at the end of his driveway would be run over by the neighborhood jerk. It happened every year. Friend decided to put a stop to it.

He withdrew money from his savings account so he would have enough to buy the largest pumpkin he could find, along with several large bags of Quikcrete. filled that puppy up and made a real pretty display.

The jackass broke the axle of his sh*tty car when he hit that pumpkin and could not drive away. My friend had his car towed away, too.

- cuddlenazifckmonstr

Lunchwars

My coworker throws out her lunch in the garbage can at my desk instead of her own, because she claims she can't stand the smell of old ketchup that's been sitting out for a couple hours. I've asked her several times to stop, but she will then just wait until I get up to go to the bathroom and do it, and hide my garbage can under my desk so she thinks I won't see it. There's no reason for it. The cafeteria offers lids for the ketchup cups, so she could just put the lid on it and throw it away - but she refuses to get lids and insists on leaving her food garbage to stink up my area.

Now, when she does it, I wait until she goes to the bathroom, take out the little plastic container that she had ketchup in, and put it way in the back of her bottom desk drawer. There's 6 in there now, the oldest is over a month old. So far, she hasn't noticed the smell. Gonna keep doing it and see how long it takes her to notice.

- Brunurb1

Ring The Alarm

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In response to an (admittedly pretty good) practical joke, I hid seven battery powered alarm clocks in the perpetrators room. Set them to go off one by one roughly every 40 minutes between 2 and 6 AM. Last one was hid in the ceiling.

- pancakesareyummy

Pay The IT Guy

Someone owed me $50 and refused to pay, so being in IT I reduced their Mailbox size so they could only hold around 10 e-mails, removed them from distro groups so they missed important group e-mails, and every day for like 3 months I went to their account and checked the little box "Must change password at next login"(We used an elaborate pw scheme).

- roguemerc96

The Austin Powers 20-Point Turn

There's a new truck in my apartment's parking lot. Whoever owns it always parks it taking up multiple spots, ALWAYS. Weird angles, close to the stairs, all over the place (no assigned parking unfortunately). Months of this.

I drive a much smaller car than that, and I'm petty/passive aggressive, I've been waiting for my chance. A few days ago was my shot.

I got home quite late and there were zero spots open in my lot. Big truck is parked across 2 spaces again, but there's juuust enough room on their driver side for me to sneak in there with my little clown car. I carefully pull in, making sure not to touch anything, no damage, no nothing. My passenger side mirror is half and inch from their driver side door. I giggled to myself all the way back to my apartment and set an alarm and waited. The following morning I wake up before the alarm to loud door slamming and stomping around. I check out my window and I see the double parking culprit walking around both vehicles, taking pictures, texting someone, taking more pictures, I'm shaking with glee. They then swallow their pride, let out a visual sigh, and climb in the passenger side, clamber over the center console, and Austin Powers 20 point turn their butts out of the spot.

I've never been so proud of myself and my sh!tty, petty, passive aggressive ways.

- Here2Lol

No Labels

My brother did something to his annoy his then-girlfriend. So she took the labels off all his canned food/tins in the cupboards. Are you opening a tin of beans? Or a tin of tomato sauce? Or cat food?

Kinda hilarious.

- WhoriaEstafan

Don't Mess With My Dogs

I found out my then boyfriend was cheating on me. And he threw my dog across the room when we were discussing what he had done. I moved out immediately. More for hurting my dog than anything. So as I was moving out I took his entire porn collection and microwaved them one by one. It only takes 3 second each. Took me about an hour to go thru them all. I put them back in the case, then back where they belonged. Not sure if the microwave was still usable, did not really care. He was also a manager at a restaurant and would bring home tons of food. They had really nice coolers that the food came in so I called the GM and explained I had moved out and that I wanted to return the boxes. He lost his job. Then I was getting collection calls for him, so I gave them the new girls work and personal number so they could find him. He's her problem now.

Don't mess with my dogs.

- Phoneprincess

James Has Doughnut Fingers

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Back in the late 90s I worked at Best Buy and one Saturday a month we had to come in 3 hours before the store opened (so 7am) for a mandatory all store meeting where we watch the video from corporate, give out employee of the month awards, go over department goals, and the like.

Well, there was a guy in our department James who was a pretty crappy worker and showed up to the meeting an hour late and the manager took him aside and fired him. Apparently the manager didn't watch him on his way out of the store and he went into the break room and stuck his finger in every single doughnut they brought in for our break. So literally the only mild positive of getting up at 6 on Saturday was ruined.

20 years later and I still miss that doughnut.

- profJesusfish

Brake Check

My friend in high school was such a drama queen but it worked out hilariously sometimes. He was cut off by a driver who had no brake lights and it pissed him off so badly that he followed until a cop was behind, merged around the guy and then brake checked him so the cop would see that he had no brake lights. The holler he let out when the cop pulled the other guy over is still one of the funniest moments of my life.

- ohheyitsshanaj

"Broken" 

When my wife and brother in law were younger, she got the best petty revenge on him for something they don't even remember. My brother in law did something to irritate my wife back when they were in high school.

My wife turned off the TV, wrote "broken" on a piece of paper taped to the TV, shut off the power strip, and flipped the batteries around in the remote. Took my brother in law several days to figure it out.

- SteevyT

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