Since when do peas in a pod do things together? Besides “being in a pod,” I mean

So His Face has this bizarre habit of wanting the class to finish his sentences for him. Not in an answer-the-question type way, either… just normal words. So if I’d been saying that aloud in his style, I would have said, “Not in an answer-the-question type way, either… just normal…. what?” And then some people in the class that are better at playing along with bullshit would supply a number of guesses as to what word they thought I meant.

Occasionally when he does this, he seems to be aware that the class isn’t likely to come up with the word he wants. (They usually don’t get the precise word he wants most of the time anyway, because who could?) Then he’ll use the same pattern but finish the sentence himself. “Then he’ll use the same pattern but finish the sentence… what? Himself, right?” Like that.

“So tomorrow you’ll all be wearing… what?” (scrubs)

“I didn’t give the tests back yet because tomorrow I want to… what? Go over them, right?”

“Have a good afternoon, and I’ll see you all… what?” (tomorrow)

“It’s called a third degree burn because it’s reached… what? All three layers of the skin, right?”

So you get it. It’s stupid and obnoxious, but not offensive or anything, so whatever. But today, when he was talking along doing this as usual, some of the class was finishing (or attempting to finish) his sentences for them, as usual… when all of a sudden he starts getting annoyed and breaks off what he’s saying to start lecturing the class about trying to talk over him or anticipate what he’s going to say. Which kinda made me go O_o because he’s got the more responsive class members conditioned to do this.

Well, one gal apparently rolled her eyes as he was saying this. Which, yes, sure, that’s rude (and unwise), but I thought it was fairly comprehensible under the circumstances. Oh, but we are not having that, no, sir. “You do not do that,” he says. “You’re never going to make it in the medical field. You don’t roll your eyes at me or any other human being. If this were a job you would be fired. You need to talk to me at break. You have to learn courtesy. I know more about this field than you all ever will, and I’m telling you right now, you don’t do that.”

So we’re all kinda wincing for this gal, even moreso when, at break time, he takes her out into the hall and off in the direction of the teacher’s lounge. As soon as he’s gone we all start badmouthing him, since the entire class kinda hates him. CNA’s and people with tongue piercings especially aren’t terribly pleased with him.


Our breaks are supposed to be twenty minutes long, but we had a triple-length break because he was so busy chewing this poor girl out for rolling her eyes at him. And we’re all sitting there making fun of him with increasing hilarity, and some of us are grumbling that, if we’d known we were going to have a break this long, we could have done XYZ, and we’re all a little concerned about the student that’s getting her ass chewed because she’s clearly the fragile type and we’re worried she’ll come back in tears.

Eventually (you know… after an hour) she did come back, and as dumbass did not immediately return we were able to comfort her and make fun of him a little more. What horrible people we all are XD XD Anyway, then he came back in, and (to his professional credit, I suppose) pretended rather expertly that nothing unusual had happened.

But it’s good to know that he knows more about the medical field (and, given the composition of the class, this includes medical assisting, dental assisting, and veterinary assisting) than ALL OF US COMBINED WILL EVAR KNOWWWWWWWW.

Other than that (which, admittedly, did have its entertainment value), today has been quite good. I finished my art exchange piece and got some good work done on Seeing Red, and now I am playing with my Plastic recording ^__^

And now time for pairing meme. Day 10: Ship that became canon even though you didn’t expect it to – Rumplestiltskin and Belle

Admittedly by “didn’t expect it to” I kinda mean “just didn’t really expect this at all,” but still. That episode was by far the best of the entire only-intermittently-good first season. I thought that, even in the extremely rushed (as usual) scenario set up in the episode, they had good chemistry and believable progression; but I especially liked what the experience did for the character of Rumplestiltskin. The business with his son later continued that process, but Belle’s involvement with him really started making him into a far more interesting and relatable character.

Of course we’d liked him all along because he was the best actor in that mish-mosh, but we’d liked him as a villain… by the end, largely because of Belle (and Bael… ooh, nice parallel in naming, there), he’s transitioned from uncertain villain to sympathetic villain to anti-hero, and it’s been a fun path to follow. Also, Belle’s sweet little face *__*

14 thoughts on “Since when do peas in a pod do things together? Besides “being in a pod,” I mean

  1. Lol. I love OUaT, but a lot of the acting is so mediocre. (Rumple is fantastic though. I didn’t want to like him at first, but he’s so fantastic in that role that you just can’t.)

    I loved Belle/Rumple even though I didn’t expect too.

    1. Yeah, a lot of the acting has been pretty distinctly sub-par XD I don’t mind too much, though, because I’ve liked the overall story, and particular aspects of it a lot. I’ll be happy when the second season starts!

      1. What I like definitely outweighs what I don’t…
        I think Josh and my best friend would like it, but neither of them can get past the acting :(
        I can’t blame them too much, but still *sad*

        AND I totally just realised where I recognise the king from — He was on Ugly Betty. (sorry random, but it’s been bugging me all season that I recognised him.)

  2. What is that pairing FROM?! I need to watch TV, which is odd becuase all I’ve done for the last two days is WATCH TV. Except I apparently go out of my way to watch movies *sigh*

    I cannot believe how much of a dick this teacher guy sounds like! It sounds like he’s totally insecure and/or completely unhappy doing what he’s doing. And if that’s the case, maybe he should quit and let someone ELSE have a job. Someone who’d actually ENJOY it at little.

    1. It’s an ABC show. The first season ended, like, I dunno, two months ago? And the second seasons starts in October. I don’t usually watch TV shows as they actually run on TV, but this one I’ve been following. It’s got a fun premise and a few really good elements. A lot more mediocre elements and a handful of really crappy ones, but what can you do?

      Yeah, my stupid teacher. What is that even about. Only four more weeks (and two days)…

      1. but what’s the NAME of the show (is what I was really asking! that dude in the picture looks pretty tasty, for a messed up character. Er, I mean, I perceive that Rumple is a messed up character, but I dunno. Been a while since I cracked that particular fairy tale open for a read)

        Haaaa, school. Skillz! Mad skillz. At times like these, I like the Japanese way of working: hire whoever and teach them how to do their job ON the job. It makes it a lot easier to GET a job and no worries about YOUR qualifications making the muster since your employer will just TELL you want you need to do (I believe their are exceptions for, oh, brain surgeons. But then again, my experirence with Japanese healthcare…maybe not always)

        1. It’s called Once Upon a Time. Rumple is distinctly the high point of the series :D Well, besides all those moments when we shout at the screen for the two female leads (one a villain) to MAKE OUT ALREADY. They never have, though.

          If I had a dime for every time I’ve been told, “We decided to hire someone with more experience,” I would not actually need a job anymore. So that Japanese deal sounds pretty sweet XD

  3. I agree with that he sounds like he’s insecure. He may know a lot about the medical field, but he doesn’t seem to know much about teaching!

    Rumplestiltskin and Belle look like a sweet couple. Just once though, I’d like to see the handsome guy fall for the not-so-pretty girl. Of course, that will never happen in a show based on Disney characters.

    1. Sure as hell he doesn’t know much about teaching. But, to be honest, he doesn’t know all that much about the medical field either… just what’s in this particular course, which is a basic and rather rushed human anatomy and physiology. This is the intro class — a sort of general ed — that everyone takes before moving on to our real programs with other teachers. Presumably and hopefully real teachers. Ugh.

      I totally agree about a not-so-pretty girl. Zombie Girl and I were talking about that recently, in fact, and how disturbing it is that it never happens that way. Rumple and Belle are a pretty good couple, though. They’d be better if the show as a whole were better, but you take what you can get, right? XD

      1. I think women are perceived by society as being able to look beyond physical attraction and men aren’t. I’m sure that’s not always true, but that’s what the perception is. Of course, women are often perceived to be attracted by the size of a man’s wallet. :-)

        1. You’re interpreting it in a much kinder manner than we did, which is probably better for your blood pressure XD We were all like, THOSE MISOGYNIST ASSHOLES.

          1. oooh, oooh! I have seen at least ONE show on the discovery chanel that delves into this! Some points to consider:

            -attractive women go for less attractive men becuase those men will worker harder to make her happy; the man just feels so damn lucky he caught a hottie, he’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy.

            -women in general are attracted to a man’s wallet becuase it’s proof positive that he will be able to provide not only for her needs, but those of their (future) offspring. Also, it may prove that what the male lacks in LOOKS, he makes up for in SMARTS (this may or may not apply to male models).

            -attractive men are more likely to be playboys because they know they can bed anything they want, they are just *that* good looking AND they don’t have to worry about getting themselves pregnent.

            -any woman is going to have to address the pregnancy issue if she has a male partner, so she’s genetically engineered (or whatevs) to be choosier about her mates.

            And, yeah, in this day and age? I think if a woman HAD to make a binding choice between one of two extremes, physical attractiveness versus financial security, she might be more inclined towards financial security. You know, generally speaking.

            What I find interesting in retrospect is how this study (okay, TV show) didn’t address any other locations on the sexuality spectrum.

        2. I guess that means the “fairer” sex means more than just the “prettier” one, huh XDDD

          ALTHOUGH, you’ll notice how women are also attacked as being perpetual PMS monsters, too…or any time a woman gets emotional about something, it’s chalked up to PMS…hm.

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