Every once in a while, both in-game and out, I come across individuals that just make me laugh and shake my head a little. For example, today, in class, there was a student that started talking on his cellphone in the middle of lecture. And this wasn't just your average /whisper "Yeah, I'll call you back. Bye." conversation. It was a full on "Hey! How are you? Good! I'm in class at the moment. How's everyone doing over there?" Etc. Even after I brought the lecture and slides to a complete halt, he kept going. Even after making eye-contact with me, he kept going. He finally got up and left after a half-minute or so (felt like an eternity), and yes, I laughed a little, lowered my head, and shook it a little.
Little did I know it would happen again a many hours later, in Heroic Mech. I joined a PuG group led by Cullixkilla, an old PvP bud of mine that I came to know during my days with Onyx. Stonemaiden was in the group, which is never a good thing no matter what group your with or what instance you're in, but I went along with it. "Who knows?" I thought to myself. "Maybe he won't act like the jackass he is."
After 3 quick wipes, 2 of which were on the mini-bosses and at 5% of their health or less, Stone dropped Party. No word. No explanation. No warning. No replacement. Just gone. Again, knowing what I know about Stone, I just laughed, lowered my head, and shook it a little. "Such a lack of self-awareness." I thought. I mean, wouldn't he know his reputation suffers by acting the way he does. Surely enough, as soon as he dropped, talk of his very low DPS took center stage in Party chat, as did his lack of etiquette and respect. Well deserved, imho.
Oh, and btw, that student who was talking on his phone during lecture. He apologized to me after class for his rudeness and disrespectful behavior.
Still waiting on you, Mr. Military.