To tell you the truth, the week leading up to class was annoying. One of the guys in my class is in my housing unit and he just won’t leave me alone. Every day he walks up, pats me on the shoulder, and says “Don’t forget to do your homework.” He does this twenty or thirty times every day. Usually he does so while I’m working at the computer, interrupting my concentration. As a matter of fact, I’ve been awake for a little less than 30 minutes now and he just came by to ask me if I did my homework yet. Err.
What makes this worse is that the guy has a bad reputation for doing some odd things with odd people. Suffice to say that he is one of those guys in prison that you don’t want to be seen associating with. I take a more open view to this. I try to be nice and responsive to all, but when the guy follows you around, life can be trying. I suppose this is the curse of those who are not directly aggressive, but passively aggressive. I commonly refer to myself being a ‘pacifist within reason,’ something not all that common in the prison environment.