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To completely lose my shit at these teenagers?

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BreastSideStory Tue 05-Mar-19 12:36:54

I’m a mature postgrad student studying a full time masters whilst also working.
I’ve booked a few days off work so I can complete 2 assignments which are due in next week.
I’m sat in a “quiet zone” pod in the university library and there is a group of inconsiderate teenage students crammed into the pod next to me and using it as a fucking social area.
I’m trying to study but all I can hear is them waffling on about absolute shit really fucking loudly.

The security guard has already been over to ask them to move from the pod (they’re meant to be for one person only) and to keep the noise down.

I’d have no issue if they were doing group work and discussing quietly... but they’re currently discussing the Kardashians at top volume and being rude twats.

I’ve asked them nicely to keep it down. I’m about to go nuclear angry

lucysmam Thu 07-Mar-19 09:17:34

@elephantoverthehill I wasn't until you @ tagged me! I'm going to have to read now

elephantoverthehill Wed 06-Mar-19 17:30:26

Sorry that should have been @lucysmam

elephantoverthehill Wed 06-Mar-19 17:28:46

I wonder if Lucysmam is reading this in horror.

IHateUncleJamie Wed 06-Mar-19 17:18:52

My dd is a first year and she LOATHES noise in the library. Mind you, she’s a massive perfectionist and more mature than I am so that might have something to do with it. grin People pissing about when she’s working makes her have all the rage.

I adore the idea of pretending to be Lucy’s Mum. 😂

JakeBallardswife Wed 06-Mar-19 17:18:17

Love the comment about Lucy's Mum. Lets hope that Lucy wises up.

Fishwifecalling Wed 06-Mar-19 16:58:18

Lucky Lucy!

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Wed 06-Mar-19 16:51:31

I just cried with laughing at the Lucy comment!!😂😂😂😂

AintNobodyHereButUsReindeer Wed 06-Mar-19 16:48:15

Are you using an iPhone or other Apple device? I had the issue with the strikeouts not working, and then I discovered 'smart punctuation'. If you go to Settings > General > Keyboard and look for 'smart punctuation' turn it off, and that should fix your strikeout issue!

BreastSideStory Wed 06-Mar-19 16:40:39

Today I found paradise. I did not know such a beautiful place existed...
I found a post-grad only study zone.
It was silent bliss grin and I finished one of my assignments today!

sagradafamiliar Tue 05-Mar-19 19:14:51

Andy yes but the security guard didn't deal with it. The librarians at my uni library (never saw any security guards) were quite fearsome and wouldn't tolerate loud breathing let alone loud chat especially in the quiet areas. You could even email them to report distracting behaviour.

Grumpelstilskin Tue 05-Mar-19 18:53:30

Hahahaha, deffo pretend to be Lucy's mum!

Andylion Tue 05-Mar-19 15:14:54

You need to approach someone other than a security guard who works in the library and ask them to remove the group.

At my library it is the security guard's job to deal with this.

OldGreyBoots Tue 05-Mar-19 14:59:09

For what it's worth I'm a non-mature student and I hate them too grin

AJPTaylor Tue 05-Mar-19 14:48:46

Now you have sorted it. GET off mumsnet and write the feckin thing.

Tinty Tue 05-Mar-19 14:38:29


Do it, Do it, Do it. grin

Mummyoflittledragon Tue 05-Mar-19 14:35:47

This thread is ace op. Good on you!

MarieIVanArkleStinks Tue 05-Mar-19 14:34:32

Glad you did it. I've done this before too, and got a round of applause from other people who were trying to work in the library!

BlankTimes Tue 05-Mar-19 14:33:48

*I’m tempted to walk past them on my phone and say
“Hi Lucy darling, it’s mum. Did you get your outfit for the gig on Saturday? Are you excited for your date? I think I met someone who knows you earlier”*


DaiStation Tue 05-Mar-19 14:26:23

Academic here, saluting you across cyberspace. This is one of the many, many reasons we adore mature students.

InsomniaTho Tue 05-Mar-19 14:24:50

Also a mature student. Undergrad.

The librarians here go nuts at people who chatter in quiet zones grin I take great joy in watching them.

BreastSideStory Tue 05-Mar-19 14:23:01

@Tinty I’m tempted to walk past them on my phone and say
“Hi Lucy darling, it’s mum. Did you get your outfit for the gig on Saturday? Are you excited for your date? I think I met someone who knows you earlier”

BreastSideStory Tue 05-Mar-19 14:21:44

I was a decent undergrad, I socialised in the SU (a hell of a lot) and then cram studied in panic the day before an exam 😂

Tinty Tue 05-Mar-19 14:16:20

OP Tell the girls that in actual fact you do know Lucy and will be informing her of the whole conversation. Tell them to relay this to Twat boy, and tell them to tell him to treat her with a lot more respect.
Ask them if they would like their boyfriends talking about them like that.
Bloody rude teenagers.

CuriousaboutSamphire Tue 05-Mar-19 14:08:55

I was a mature student, many moons ago.

Whenever I went into the library there was a noticeable murmer and people would move around and settle down.

Librarian told me that the noisy students would be moving away from me and the quiet ones towards wherever I had put my bag. That happened even if I wasn't in the quiet room.

Turned out I was famous for having given a group of The Hot Boys and Mean Girls a total dressing down for ruining my quiet study, pissing their education up a wall and acting like spoiled brats! Apparently I finsihed my diatribe, sat in the middle of their huddle with my headphones on at full blast and totally ignored them thereafter.

My only memory is of being highly irritated at a gorup of noisy kids and hissing at them to piss off grin

So use the Power of Mature and have at 'em every single bloody time smile

Ragwort Tue 05-Mar-19 14:04:53

down, somewhat embarrassed to remember my own uni days, I really though that by sitting in the library idly doing nothing it would count as ‘studying’ blush, my own DS is about to go to uni now & I just hope he has a better work ethic than I did.

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