Sometimes, after a long night of Netflix viewing, I let my computer die on me. It’s usually the only way I can stop watching, and I take it as a sign from some greater power that: A) I need to go to sleep, and B) I need to get a hobby. Here is a tip that any fellow binge-watchers must take very seriously:
Turn off your volume before you recharge your computer in class. Maybe you’re not like me, and you’ll plug your computer in instantly post-power loss…but maybe you’re exactly like me—and your entire English class will be privy to a loud gunfight between the Sons of Anarchy and the Mayans.
As shocking as loud pops can be, breaking up the silence of an unanswered question about Moby Dick, there are a trillion more television shows, movies, etc. you don’t want your professors to know you watch. Take, for example, my sophomore year marketing course—this is a good one. Surrounded by my peers, and a cluster of the school’s top athletes, I opened my computer to…a raging scene starring Samantha from “Sex and the City.” If you watch the show, you’ll get this. If you don’t, look this up in private. Needless to say, I had some trouble finding partners for my next group project.