First off, som background, so it doesn’t look like I’m over-reacting. A couple of weeks ago, the senior tutor of my department asked me to tutor an undergrad who, due to a lecture clash, was missing some lectures. I of course would be compensated for my time, and our senior tutor thought that he would benefit from some interaction with a professional physicist (Og only knows why he asked me then!).
So, the first couple of emails I get from him are extremely arrogant, along the lines of “I can only do Mondays and Fridays, between these two times (Monday morning and Friday afternoon)”. Well, that’s not going to happen, seeing as the SO lives 500 miles away and the weekends are the only time I get to see him. The next email says, “well OK, how about Tuesday and Wednesday?” Excuse me? You just told me the only days you were free were Monday and Friday??
So, I sort out times and rooms, and go off to my first tutorial. Did I mention, I’ve had no lunch at this point because I’ve been so busy? I get to the room, go in, set up, and wait. He’s outside. Talking to his friend, saying “I don’t fking believe this. First fking time I’m fking early for fking anything, and she’s fking not fking here yet!”
I step outside, and inform him that I’m here, and when he’s finished he can come inside. The rest of the tutorial, and Wednesday’s goes without another hitch.
Fast forward to today. I had a meeting at 11, was helping with admissions at 12, had to tutor this guy between 1 and 2, and another meeting at 2, which has now been postponed slightly. Fucknugget turns up a quarter of an hour late!!! I was ready to leave! I mean what the fuck? That is absolutely not acceptable! His excuse is “I was talking to the lecturer”. Well, you know you’ve got a tutorial now, gow and talk to the lecturer another time, or during his office hours, or something. Don’t turn up 15 minutes late for my tutorial. Especially when I’ve had to miss lunch to do this.
Goat felching, pea brained, fucknugget!!!