This made me guffaw today. :)
Me, too. The other problem, at least for me, is that I don't have the same instinctive reaction to the word "professor" alone as to my first or last name, alone or in combination with a title. Even in a single-instructor classroom, I don't always answer to "professor" when there's other conversation going on (e.g. when students are doing group work), because I simply don't pick it out as a sound to which I should pay attention. I think we learn fairly early on, well before we have titles, to notice our own names even in a crowded soundscape, so using a name is a more effective way to get someone's attention.On the other hand, if all six professors in Wombat's lab are noticing and looking up, maybe I'm not typical.
Anytime I see a "student" behaving in a way that annoys the other students just as much as it annoys me, I remember the "blanket party" scene in "Full Metal Jacket." Here it is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCNqKrX1sx8You have to admit, even this is better than stapling his dick to the floor. (TWITCH! TWITCH!)