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Monday, October 11, 2010

A Question for My Gentlemen Readers

I honestly don't understand men sometimes....like, Professor Thomas has been acting so strange lately, and its really confusing to me (or perhaps, I'm reading too much into this, and if that is the case, please tell me as much). I really don't want to talk to him about it right now, so I was hoping that all the guys who read this post would be able to give me some insight.

1. Professor Thomas is very laid back. And if something is bothering him, he usually won't say anything. Last week at dinner, the father of a classmate made some comments about him which I found to be very rude, and I said as much to the Professor. His response was to turn to me and retort angrily that if it bothers me so much, I should say something. (And please bear in mind that he DOESN'T snap at people like that. I don't think he's ever talked to me that way before). And I was just defending him. I didn't comment in front of anyone-- just me and him. Did I somehow offend him?.

2. He touches me a lot. Pinching, poking, grabbing my arm, touching my hair, even when I show that I don't like it. (Nothing inappropriate, but its very consistent).

3. A really cute guy said "hi" to him at dinner tonight (it was a guy from his dorm), and I made a comment that I thought this guy was cute. He offered to introduce us, and I said no. He then proceeded to bring the guy over AGAIN and embarrass me in front of him. Like he invited him over with the sole purpose of killing any interest between the two of us. And he did this before with another guy.

Am I totally reading too much into this? I just don't understand guys sometimes and I'd really appreciate your help on the matter, gentlemen. (And ladies, if you have boyfriends/guy friends and you recognize any behavior or have any advice, please feel free to comment as well)!


  1. I can't say that I really understand it either, but I can give some possible interpretations. The first one seems easiest to me. He was probably already stressed or bothered about something else, and then when some other minor concern came along it caused him to snap. I sometimes do this too, so I can relate.
    The touching you thing usually means that he likes you and is trying to find coy ways of showing it.
    The last one has be puzzled. I'm not sure why he would embarrass you in front of another guy. It could be related to the liking you thing. Sometimes guys do dumb things to try to impress girls, or to get their attention.
    If you are really puzzled, I would suggest just asking him about it. If you have an open relationship he might level with you and tell you what's up.
    I hope you figure things out.

  2. How old is this Professor.
    He has a problem and you are an object. What you like will not count.
    He does not seem all that laid back to me.
    Stay away and carry a gun. If not a gun then at least something to rap his knuckles with.

  3. @Oldfool...

    The Professor and I are both 20. And do you really think its that bad?

  4. Perhaps he didn't see your Dramatis Personae note explaining that the Professor is a friend of yours. If he was thinking that this was an actual teacher of yours then his advice would make perfect sense.

  5. @Robby Spratt...

    That could be it. (And yeah, if an actual professor was acting like this, I would drop the class, lol). Thank you for your advice, Robby! I really appreciate it :)

  6. i agree with robby, your just going to have to talk it though with him. can i ask how long has tom been single?

  7. @Javmango...

    I honestly don't think that the Professor has ever had a girlfriend.


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