Pushy Pete thinks he's a great guy, the life of the classroom, which got old back in February. Today he needed to make an excuse for every suggestion I made. "Oh, I was going to do that, I just didn't get to it before I asked for help." "Oh, I know how to use MLA, I just didn't do it."
I turned so icy after the third interruption (his last, as it happened) that the other students quieted down and exchanged glances.
"Good," I thought. "Maybe they'll stay quiet long enough to listen when it's their turn."