I suppose that I should be grateful that Mr. I-skip-lessons-I-don't-like has decided to attend my lectures. Specifically, Wednesday lectures, although the class meets on Mondays as well.
Or at least, I'm assuming it is him. He sat in the back last week and spoke constantly with his neighbor. I interrupted the lecture to ask for his question, he assured me that he had none and I explained that it was difficult for me to think if he is talking so much in the back.
So this week he's sitting in the back, laptop open, and typing away without looking up. Annoying. I asked him a direct question about the stuff I had just put on the board. He didn't hear me asking. Heads turned to see who was the object of my intense attention. Someone near the back alerted him to the fact that he was being asked something. I repeated the question.
"Oh, I'm doing other work, I'm not listening."
I pointed out that the point of coming to class must surely be to glean something from the lecture, and there were quieter places to sit if you had other things to do. He just went back to typing.
Does anyone have a good idea for something (legal) I can do with him next week? I must admit to being rather flabbergasted, and that does not happen often.