Students in a UCD Commerce class were today subjected to the pointless questions from an incredibly irritating mature student, the Potato can reveal today.
38 year old Johann Duerr, is a German native who decided to go back to college after being let go from his previous job working in an engineering company in Berlin.
Johann began pissing the entire class off, by asking completely irrelevant and stupid questions, that relate in no way, shape or form, to the content of the lecture.
One student commented that:
“Usually mature students piss off the class, by reading a few pages ahead and then asking the lecturer some sort of rhetorical question that’s meant to show that they already know the answer, so that they can feel like smug assholes. But this German dude i think has some sort of social skills disorder or something. The lecturing breifly mentioned a renewable energy company, then this Johann gobshite starts talking about some sort of “Sea Snake” to generate power from waves. Like seriously? W.T.F.”
When we contacted the lecturer in questions, they said:
“I actually hate this man more than I’ve hated any student in my entire life. He asks me the most idiot questions about things that don’t make any sense or relate in anyway to the content of the course. If I’m honest, I can see why he was let go. This course isn’t going to do anything to help him find a new job, because frankly, he’s a fucking idiot.”
Johann also makes sure to ask questions at the end of each lecture to ensure that nobody can ever leave early, something that has actually led to others missing buses and trains home.
Although Johann is an extreme case, numerous students around the country have reportedly been affected by the pointless questions from mature students.
It would appear that not only do mature students actually want to learn during their time in college – rather than just want to get shit faced during rag week hoping to get the ride – but they also long for the approval of an authoritative figure to help them feel validated in their own lives.