...what would you do if you had a class with a older gentleman who was actually, er...not bright, and what if this gentleman showed up with his book and paid very close attention, but had to ask a lot of questions, because he just simply couldn't understand. And what if, after a couple weeks of watching this play out, and reaching your own conclusions on the subject in your own quiet little way, you started to notice that other people in the class, younger people mostly, had started to titter and roll their eyes when the aforementioned person spoke? I hoped that the teacher would notice this, and handle it, but he has not. I guess that the fellow is there for a reason. Obviously, there is a desire to be more, an awareness of his own ignorance. I remember feeling ashamed of myself for what I was not, and so it bothers me to watch this play itself out. It bothers me a lot, watching people mock him. It is not covert, not by any means, but maybe the guy hasn't noticed it. I mean, the teacher seems to be missing it.
I don't want to make the professor mad. I don't want to embarrass the man. I don't want to watch it either, because the next person they are mocking might be me. So. I'm taking a poll. What would you do? I have an idea, but I want to see if anyone else out there might have a better one.