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    Default Wanna Be Teacher's Pet ~ vent

    Okay I know this is going to come off sounding petty but I'm annoyed. Saturday I danced at a restaurant & did two duets with a fellow class mate. We were sitting down after our dancing & I was asking if hey when we do a certain move don't we go to the left first? she was like nope, no, no, no...lol. I said well i could be wrong, & it turns out I was. I double checked my video as i tape myself & she was right.

    soooo jump to last night. after we finished our bollywood class my teacher asked if I was still going to dance on July 1 I said yes I was. this other student pipes up Shanta, Stacey & i were arguing about something. umm okay didn't realize it was an argument. she then double checked about the same move do we go right first? I then said ah I doubled checked myself & you were right. of course my teacher was like that's correct start on the right. now this is what annoyed me she says very loudly 'YES I was right,' turns around & gives me this smug look little shake of the head. she decided to call me out in front of a full, very full class of students. like really was that necessary? she couldn't do it on the side quietly? call me over quietly & we could have straighten it out with our teacher in two seconds. but when she heard she was right what was with the attitude she couldn't just say oh good to know we wanted to double check for July 1. her attitude was noticeable enough that another student whispered to me what was that about. i was like i don't know.

    but in looking back i see her TRYING desperately to be the teachers pet or favorite. this could just be how i'm now reading her actions. she hogs the mirror in a studio where there's not a lot of mirror. when asked if she was taking the bollywood class she was smugly saying oh i have to. i have to take the class as i dance for shanta. um so did 95% of us at the Bollywood class. i now find her desperately trying to be teacher's pet. except when you act desperate you look desperate & i think she does. my teacher doesn't treat anyone differently. she has personal friends that take her classes & she treats us all the same.

    but being called out like that & embarrassed in class like that left a bad taste in my mouth. am i over reacting?
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    My mother would say, "Consider the source and let it go in one ear and out the other." I say, "Don't let the turkey bring you down." She behaved poorly, but blow it off and get on with your dance. If you have noticed the other student's bad attitude, so have other people and karma will catch up with her sooner or later.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    yes very true. i have more than enough to worry about projecting the persona i want when dancing, practice, costumes, practice, makeup, practice, hair, practice....lol. i was just a little surprised last night.

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    Welcome to the underbelly. And yes, blow it off if you can.

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    Senior Member GypsyStacey's Avatar
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    hehehehe 'underbelly' that made me laugh cute pun, but you are right i'm better off just blowing it off. if i let it eat away at me it will only show when i dance with this lady next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GypsyStacey View Post
    hehehehe 'underbelly' that made me laugh cute pun, but you are right i'm better off just blowing it off. if i let it eat away at me it will only show when i dance with this lady next week.
    You must concentrate on yourself and do your best. Don't waste your time and energy thinking about her insecurities. It usually takes more guts to admit you are wrong in an argument, than gloating about it.
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    Senior Member GypsyStacey's Avatar
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    you are right however i didn't think it was an argument i just asked about the move. to funny.

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    Some people are just strange compared to our selves..
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    Hmm. I like to think I'm at least a little strange no matter who you compare me to. Normality is so quaint.
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    Hmm you were not wrong to feel like that at all. I'm going to agree and say blow it off since you have to dance with her again soon, but after the duet is done with I might seriously consider if I wanted to dance again and work so closely with somebody who treats me like that.

    I think you did good by saying she was right, since that shows you hold no grudges and you definitely don't stoop to her lvel (I think there's a nicer way of putting this, but I cannot find it, darn language barrier...).

    If she ever tries something like that again, just act like all is fine, she will get nothing out of it.

    Edited to add: Shanazel dear, I (and I'm sure many of us) just luuuuuurve your strange self

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