How to Annoy Your Classmates

Annoy Your Classmates

Annoying your classmates can be more challenging than expected. While annoying your teacher is as simple as interrupting class, your peers probably enjoy these interruptions. Getting back at your classmates takes a bit more creativity.

Before attending class look over the day's schedule and prepare some questions related to the lecture's material with obvious or common sense answers.

Once in class begin raising your hand at every opportunity. Sometimes your true opinions aren't the most effective, but instead what you think the classroom will disagree with. Also, try to ask long-winded questions about simple concepts and ideas. The teacher will take time to thoroughly explain what everyone already knows. When you aren't injecting opinions and trivial questions into the conversation be sure to add personal experiences. Maybe the class would be interested in hearing what your grandmother did during the Great Depression. The goal is to talk as much as possible while contributing as little as possible.

If a teacher becomes frustrated with your behavior, give the act a short rest. This will protect your grade and prevent the teacher from simply ignoring you. After a short pause you can resume your barrage of opinions, questions and other unnecessary comments.

Using your cell phone can be a great tool if your target is a particular student. First, you'll need to get his cellphone number. Some teachers pass around sheets for everyone to share numbers--take advantage of these situations. If not, you can try checking social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook where students will often list their phone numbers.

If you know the person you would like to annoy as a friend, you can go the extra mile and download embarrassing ring tones to her phone. How would your school's quarterback feel with "Barbie Girl" blaring from his phone? Be sure to set the tone to only play when you call so he doesn't find it on his own and remove it.

Once your target is in the limelight or the class is especially quiet, you can make the call. If done correctly this can be especially embarrassing.

Memorize a wide variety of bad habits and be sure to write them down. Some examples of effective habits are nose-picking, drumming on your desk, constant humming or whistling, or constant sniffing and coughing. Try to think up your own--the possibilities are endless.

Begin turning these behaviors into true classroom habits. Refer to your list and practice a behavior until it becomes a habit. Uncontrollable conditions, such as sniffing and coughing, can be especially effective. Your teacher cannot reasonably tell you to stop coughing. More controllable actions, such as drumming, may land you in a little bit of trouble.

Uncontrollable scratching belongs in a category of its own. Scratching is psychologically contagious. When someone notices you fervently scratching, they will begin to notice itches on their own body. You can start a chain reaction of scratching throughout your classroom and your victims won't have a clue how it began.

  • Your classmates may become annoyed not only with your actions, but with you. Be prepared to lose some standing and friendships among your peers.
  • Some teachers may be wise to your tricks and punish you accordingly.
  • There are a lot of techniques to annoy your classmates that your teacher will revere. If you get good at these you may get the bonus of improved grades. Asking a lot of questions, even if simplistic, can show that you are paying attention.
  • Be patient and wait for the perfect moment to use your new power. Plan ahead to a day when your target will be doing a presentation or speech. If that won't be happening, wait for an especially important exam to make a cell phone call.

Steven Elliott has been a writer for various websites since 2008. Although he publishes on a broad range of topics, his focus is in mental health. In 2011 he received a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Florida.