Friday, 24 May 2013

The End of Patt

Who remembers Patt? The Psychology professor of mine who was pretty awesome but suddenly went insane? Well on my own time I decided to seek him out and see if the rumours were true. We sat down for a few beers, had a chat, a few laughs, and he seemed the same jovial self that he always was.

Satisfied with my own findings, I left the pub feeling content. Maybe it was just a phase that Patt was going through, things should be ok.

Yep, it was just a phase. Sane Patt was just a phase and he completely snapped a few weeks later.


He went ballistic at some more students and is now being fired. Well, he was going to be "let go" thanks to all the budget cuts but thanks to his recent behaviour, it's unlikely he'll ever teach again in the province. Maybe he'll never teach academically again because he certainly can't use his experience at my University as a reference any more.

Some people might think this is a bit harsh. But there is a limit to how badly you can treat your students. Especially students you've known for a long time. I mean, you shouldn't yell at them when they ask why their grades haven't been posted yet. Nor do you consider it harassment when the deadline for grades have long passed.

And you don't make death threats to said students either.

I actually couldn't find a reaction picture for this situation.

I wish I was joking. But Patt seriously sent emails stating that he would "hunt down" said students down because asking for their grades was "harassing him". I'm paraphrasing because I can't use some of the language that was typed up in those emails.

Welp, that's great. Not only was a death threat sent, but there's physical evidence of it too. We're not sure what's going through Patt's head or why he's doing this or what he hopes to gain from these actions.


I personally think Patt has some kind of brain tumour. It matches similar stories of people suddenly undergoing extreme personality changes within a matter of months. We've known Patt for years and this is completely uncharacteristic of him.

That being said, good luck trying to convince him to see a doctor and/or get an MRI scan done. I'd talk him but again, I don't to risk him hunting me down and stabbing me to ribbons. My health may be poor, but I have no desire to die just yet.

Oh well, it was nice knowing you Patt.

28 comments:

  1. aaw that's gone really serious for Patt :( taking from your story seems like he really needs professional help now so don't go risk yourself to be stabbed to ribbons...

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  2. How strange. Sounds like he has something radical going on in his private life to me. Maybe he's found out the love of his life isn't in love with him? Maybe his kids (if he has them) are having issues? Who knows, but people don't change overnight for no reason.

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  3. oh, Damien, you went for a beer with someone who hunts down his own students?

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  4. It sounds like he's really gone off the rails, and if it was such a sudden change he probably should get checked out. If not by a doctor then by a psychologist at least. I wouldn't want to be the one telling a psychology professor to go see a psychologist though.

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  5. holy chicken shit!! Better stay away from him...

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  6. Oh dear. Death threats are never a good idea.

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  7. Oh wow, that sucks he went nuts and I would hate to be one of his ex students. Bi-polar maybe off meds?

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  8. Wow psychopath in training, or just the brain tumor, can really feck with one.

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  9. I'm with you on this man, Patt has had a sudden change and I don't think that he's a bad guy, I just feel like he's somebody who like you say is going through something, maybe something major like a tumour. Really hope that the guy is okay. Appreciate the pep talk on my page too buddy, we're gonna do this Damien.

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  10. sad to hear about Patt, my English teacher came in drunk one day and threw a chair at a girl and spent most of the day crying, it was really saddening seeing him like that, I've seen him around my hometown a few times, but i doubt he recognises me, he was a really nice teacher,he must have just been going through a rough patch. I hope Patt gets some help :)

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  11. I hope his next job isn't hunter or dog catcher

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  12. Yeah, if Patt loses it if someone asks for their grades, think how he would react if someone suggests he get an MRI done. It is sad how life is. If this was a rerun of one of the tv shows I watched as a kid, the whole community would drop everything they were doing and have an intervention to find out what was truly wrong with Patt, and everything would end up happily. Sadly, in real life, "ain't nobody got time for that." I wish real life was like the tv shows I watched as a drooling child.

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  13. Wow. That is just horribly sad. And the fact that he won't go is even sadder.

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  14. OMG. I hope he gets the help he needs, whether it's physical or mental. Perhaps the university will report his behavior and the court will order treatment.

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  15. Pretty scary thing for the students. Hope he gets help before he hurts himself or anybody else

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  16. My thoughts went towards Bipolar Depression. I just hope that he gets the support that he needs.

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  17. Oh golly, yes. Patt - you need help!! ASAP!! Oh dear! Take care
    x

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  18. ... Woah. I mean, if you get the chance and he happens to be somewhere you are.. heh, I'd still mention the probability. Followed by quickly fleeing and avoiding cuts or general stab wounds.

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  19. sad that he lost control and then was fired

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  20. Sounds like this guy needs some real help. But I would not be the one to offer that advice, as someone who probably appreciates living.

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  21. Oh no :( I hope everything works out for Patt.

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  22. Maybe he has bipolar disorder with aggresiveness to make it spicier :/
    Sad indeed

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  23. Hopefully whatever is wrong with him, he gets helped before he does something serious and gets in even more trouble :(

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  24. That sucks. :( Maybe you should sneak up on him in a dark alley and drag him off for an MRI?

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