Since I'm just warming up on the subject of nerds, it's tough to sift through memories of all of my encounters with them. Tougher to come up with the retardest ones. Anyway, another reason why I hate nerds will be illustrated by the following story:
'I wrote about the Utilitarian Theory, the Rights Theory and the Justice Theory,' LN announced triumphantly.
PN, not wanting to be outdone, spoke up again 'Oh, but I also wrote about the Care Theory,' and beamed around as if expecting us to applause.
LN looked downcast. I was least bothered, since I didn't have the same teacher as they did, and yawned. Non-nerdy Guy, obviously bored, looked out of the window.
'NG, what did you write for those two questions?'
If he was hoping that that would shut up PN, he was sadly mistaken. Because this was PN, who is like, the grand-daddy of all nerds. Grand-mummy. Or whatever.
'Oh, but did you put in examples?' she trilled in a tone that made me cringe.
NG smiled ruefully. 'Nope.' And he went back to staring out of the window.
LN squirmed uncomfortably, and said 'I didn't either. I didn't think it was that important.'
At that moment, I so hated LN that I would've strangled her alive. Overlooking my pact not to harm harm-less nerds.
That was the moment PN had been waiting for. She aahed and oohed, and preened in all her paindu glory.
'But the instructions in the beginning explicitly stated that you had to put in examples,' she argued.
Since PN was sitting right behind me, her gravelly voice made me wince.
Nobody had taught LN to shut up at the right time either. 'But the instructions said "use examples where possible". So I think that doesn't make it compulsory.'
PN huffed and puffed like a disgruntled elephant. 'But-'
Friend's Mom, who had so far been trying to ignore PN's racuous voice chimed in 'Where do I have to drop you, PN?'
'No LN, you're wrong. Those two questions said "illustrate with examples", and there were a lot of examples that were applicable.' PN bellowed, totally ignoring Friend's Mom. Which was downright rude of her. Any rational, normal, non-nerd, would have known that. But no, not PN. When she gets down to embarassing herself, she does it thoroughly.
So, PN decided to outdo that level of rudeness and take it up another notch. I saw Friend's Mom visibly stiffen up, and reiterate 'PN, where do I have to drop you?'
PN shamelessly continued with her tirade. 'There was this example about the care theory that I wrote-'
Friend twisted around in her seat and directly addressed her. 'PN, where do we have to stop for you?'
PN gasped for breath like an oxygen starved fish, and continued blathering.
Friend's Mom cut in again, irritated like hell. 'WHERE DO I HAVE TO DROP YOU?'
PN opened her mouth like a gaping fish again, and said firmly 'EK MINUTE!' (Just a sec)