Rikkugrrl wrote:I haven't posted on here in a long time, not since I was a 0L. Now I'm back with a question: Does anyone on here really, REALLY hate their class?
I hate them. All of them. They are the biggest bunch of douchebags I've ever had the displeasure of being stuck with all day 5 days a week. I have not found one person who does not get on my every last nerve. For the first few months of 1L year, I tried to make some friends since I was new in the area and didn't know anyone. I found a group of 6 or so other 1Ls that seemed nice enough and for awhile things went well. But soon after, they started coupling off and that's when the shit hit the fan. It felt like a friggin LSAT problem. A dated B, then broke it off with B to bone C, and C broke it off with A to bone D, who was just starting to bone B. Oh and C and B knew each other before law school and were good friends, and B has no idea that C was boning A while A was boning B. And since I'm the only one in a relationship outside the group with no stake in their love octagons, EVERYONE wants to talk to me about their romantic problems. I followed my boyfriend's advice and stayed the fuck out of it all, but now everyone in that group is pissed at each other and pissed at me for not taking sides and only wants to talk about how much they hate each other. So I'm staying away from them until (I hope) they come to their senses and stop fucking each other.
Meanwhile, everyone else in my section is either a gunner or married with kids and no interest in making friends. Just got an email from one of the gunners sent to our entire section because BEING LATE TO CLASS IS DISRESPECTFUL OMG and that's typical behavior for them. I've tried to talk to other people this semester, trying to branch out a bit from the incest group, but so far I've found A. a bunch of sorority girls who came straight from college and are clones of the mean girls I knew from high school ("there's this guy sitting next to me in Property that farted, that is SO DISGUSTING, I need to ask the Prof if I can change seats"), B. guys that just want to hit on anything that moves (one of them is sitting across from me in the lobby talking about the "girl with the messed up face" that he's banging along with four other girls).
For the tl;dr crowd: I like the school and the professors and the material, but I'm only a little over one semester in and I'm already actively seeking to spend most of my time either with my boyfriend or alone to get away from every A-hole in my section. And yeah yeah I know complaining about all this probably makes me one of those A-holes, but I'm getting really discouraged because this is the first time I've been to a school/job where I haven't been able to find anyone I like and want to hang out with. Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do?
Considerate poster, this one is.
Also, that gunner email about disrespect in the form of tardiness is probs. the most hardcore thing I've seen since getting back to school. @ NYC Law, I lol'd as well.
Keep being friendly, and you'll meet someone.
On the other hand, it's not so bad not to have 'friends' if you can do without them. I don't have any 1L "friends" here at CLS, yet. I made a bunch of 2L/3L friends through student groups and hanging out with mentors I've made through those groups outside of the law school settings, etc. I treat all of my classmates kindly and respectfully, but in some ways--esp w. 1L year being so crazy,confusing,bringing out the worst in people--I view them as professional colleagues. I think this actually would confuse people who know me, because I'm actually a pretty bubbly and friendly person. I guess I'm waiting until 2L/3L to make more friends, when I don't have to deal with so much craziness from others and vice-versa.