Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Apparently grown women still throw temper tantrums

I thought we were all adults.

I thought we could handle things maturely.

I figured that voting was the best way to handle a situation such as "Who is going to be the class rep?"

Apparently I was wrong.

We were asked to all agree on one person to be our class rep. This person would sit in on faculty meetings, discuss with the faculty issues that the class has, suggest ways to improve the program. I, along with two others stepped up and said we would do it. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me, plus I like to be a leader and I am nosey enough to want to sit in on faculty meetings.

This one chick decided to campaign for it. Posted about how she has "no other obligations in life other than Nursing School that would conflict with being able to be the class rep", I mean she obviously really wanted it enough to pull some passive agressive bullshit. The other girl and I wanted it, but not enough to beg.

As we were all sitting in the hallway, having a last minute review before our final, we decided to discuss who would be our rep. Shockingly (and a boost to my ego I might add) several of my classmates said that I would be a great person to do it.

When asked to confirm who else wanted to do it, the chick who had been campaigning decided suddenly that she was no longer interested. She threw a tantrum that would outdo my kids at times.

"Forget it, I don't want to do it anymore. Nevermind, just forget about it" while huffing and puffing and throwing her book down on the floor. She looked like she was going to cry.

Thats when everyone gathered around her, said they thought she really wanted it, and that she should be the rep.

Fine. I honestly really didn't care too much about it. I figured if I was able to be the rep, great, if not, no big deal, one less thing to add to my already busy schedule. HOWEVER, it kinda pisses me off that everyone wanted me to be it but because this chick decided to throw a tantrum, she got it.

What kind of class rep is that? How is she going to handle herself when faced with other similar situations? Cry? Throw another fit? I'm fine with not being the rep but would have rather lost out to the other girl who didn't throw a fit, who was more capable of doing it that the cry baby who got it was.

All of this makes me feel like I am in high school all over again. I'm almost 30 for fucks sake. I didn't realize I was going to regress in nursing school.


  1. What the heck, why don't people grow up. What is this chick going to do on the floor when a doc asks her to do something that she doesn't jive with?

    Stomp her feet and start to cry, the doc should slap her first and then send her home for being unstable and acting like a complete idiot.

    Sorry to hear that you didn't get a much deserved position.

  2. I'd love to say this kind of thing is only endemic in nursing school, but I'm afraid I've seen plenty of it on the wards.

    That said, you don't have to play their game. You can just do your bit and go home. Sometimes it's easier than others, though.

  3. Geez. For one thing, it's bad enough that she acts like a petulant child, but what was worse is that your classmates coddled her and she ended up getting her way! Nothing like enabling bad behavior!

    Methinks Miss Temper Tantrum will get her ass handed to her on a plate someday if she pulls that with the wrong person.

  4. Odd but you will find this sooo much more often in Nursing.

  5. I hate it when whiny people get what they want... So I was catching up on your blog a little and was wondering what semester are you into Nursing School?

  6. I agree with Kendra. This is ridiculous (not only her behavior but the behavior of your classmates).
    Just because you want something doesn't mean you deserve it. Let her try this on one of ya'lls professors. She'll get a reality check faster than she can blink.

  7. By the way, my captcha word just now was "hooker." Your blog doesn't like me. lol