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Updated on Tuesday, June 2

#21001

OMG: Thank fucking goodness for the new university regulations banning food from exams. Now if only they couod do it for class. I've had people eat nachos with their mouth open beside me for the entire duration of a lecture before, and someone who slurped their coffee like they were a fucking dog.
This goes without mentioning the rude assholes who chew with their mouth open, or that girl who needs to unwrap and re wrap her granola bar after every bite. UW students don't know how to eat like human beings and be considerate. If you're gonna eat in class, do it quickly and minimize the noise. Don't fucking bring in carrot sticks or celery or chips and sound like a cow

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  1. Dem asians man, no manners.

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    1. It's how we do in China

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  2. OP, as far as lectures are concerned, the prof pretty much has free reign over specific rules in that regard. So if food being eaten in lectures is distracting you, bring up the issue with your prof - they can ask people not to/kick out people who do.

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    1. I have, and their reply is usually that they ask people at the start of lecture but it's impossible to enforce. if they call someone out for eating, the person might claim discrimination (e.g. if they have a blood sugar disorder and need to eat every hour). i understand that people have different schedules (i have 6 hour lecture days twice a week), but some people make no attempt to be considerate in their choice of food or the way they eat it. I'm pretty sure the noodle/soup slurping guy sat behind me in a lecture in january at some point since there was one dude who would bring those chicken chinese noodle soups and slurp loudly the whole lecture. absolute disregard for everyone around him. if someone has to eat because they have no breaks, they could easily pick something that isn't noisy (like chips or carrots), chew with their mouth closed, and pick something they can eat within the first ten minutes of class

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  3. B-but I have 7 hours of lectures a day, I get hungry

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    1. then eat a small snack quickly, at the start or end of lecture. don't bring somethign that'll take you half an hour to eat, or something that will be noisy enough to hear from across the lecture hall

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    2. 3, shocking though it might seem, you are an adult and nobody will stop you from leaving one of your classes 10 minutes early to grab a snack.

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    3. B-but I have my snack with me

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  4. If you don't like it, leave. Nobody is pointing a gun at you to stay in the lecture while I enjoy my dim sum or curry.

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    1. Really...... you think it's that simple to just leave a lecture for a course you likely need for your program? We're there to learn, not to eat.

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    2. Or you could leave 4, and spend the last 10 minutes of your class enjoying your meal somewhere more appropriate while the people who are actually in the lecture to learn the course material continue on undistracted.

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  5. The sounds bother me too but I just remind myself that they're essentially animals with no manners.

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  6. i'm not in classes this term but: they banned food from exams? was food ever allowed in exams? i mean sometimes i'd bring water/coffee/iced capp and never got any problems for it, but like, food ?

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    1. As it turns out, it wasn't. And apparently there were a few grievances that arose last term after someone was slurping noodles in the middle of a final exam (people claimed the sound/smell distracted them and hurt their performance on the test).

      It's also meant to address cheating - there have been cheating cases in the past where people have snuck in notes written on/underneath the labels of soup containers (and so on).

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    2. So are drinks banned too?

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  7. I don't eat snacks

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  8. I intend to disobey this policy every single exam from now on.

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  9. OP sounds like you suffer from misophonia, search it up. I have it too, such a pain in the ass. I've contemplated murder over loud chewers. I simply cannot comprehend why ppl chew loudly. What do you accomplish making that noise YOU FUCKS.

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  10. You slurp coffee to oxygenate it so you can get all the tasting notes. Uncultured swine.

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