interested in statistical information.
So after about the 50 gazillionth time he said that I couldn't handle it anymore and said, "I hate to interrupt, Benjamin, but you seem to be making an assumption about all of us right now that I find a bit offensive."
As an arrogant person he stood firm to his belief saying, "You don't understand. I'm talking about articles that have STATISTICS! Even graduate students will frequently not understand these articles. I"m being mindful of my audience right now."
And then I said, "It feels like you're not being mindful of your audience Benjamin. The teachers in this room have spent many years dedicated to our profession. We have advanced degrees. We read research."
Still, Mr. Arrogant stayed strong. "Well, I could send you an article some time. I'm sure you'd be bored, but your husband will probably enjoy it." (I'm not kidding here, peeps. Benjamin actually said this.)
So I said, "Well, you don't know me, do you, Benjamin? You actually know nothing about me. Isn't that true?"
Then he said, "Well, that's true. I don't. And I hope everyone in the room will forgive me. I know Lee will not, but maybe the rest of you will."
Being the bigger gal I said, "I've already forgiven you Ben. It's all going to be okay."
2 women later thanked me for my comments, but it was kind of hard to shake my bad mood after that, though I stayed outwardly upbeat. This is the kind of nonsense teachers have to deal with every day. Super annoying.