|Should I apologize to my professor?
||[Nov. 6th, 2008|05:15 am]
The Question Club
Should I apologize to my professor?|
Yesterday I came into his office asking some math questions--they were more proof-oriented. Anyway, he wasn't able to answer them, really. He just went around in circles, and he even said, "I know my explanation's not that good." But I honestly didn't mind. It wasn't required to know this stuff and I was curious. I feel like he was really self-conscious about not knowing the answers, and that he felt bad about himself. At the end, he even apologized for not helping me, but I told him he did.
Anyway, in the past I've always been told that since I have such excessive questions that I should research them first and not burden people with them. In the middle of one of my questions, I told him, "I really should have researched it first, huh?" And he replied, "Ok, ok. I can read between the margins." He probably thought I was saying that he was incompetent. I told him, "Oh, it's just that I feel like I always bother people with questions and I should just research it."
I could tell that he felt really bad, though, but maybe I'm just too sensitive. What do you think? Should I apologize to him today and tell him what I really meant by that comment? That I've been told that I should research them before, and I didn't mean anything by that? I just feel bad when I feel like I hurt people's feelings.