All my classmates are really dependent on me to help them, so when I need to get some studying done I literally have to HIDE. Sometimes they still find me in the library. One time, I sat at a table in the library and intentionally spread my shit ALL over the table so no one would sit down, got out my calculator, and was CLEARLY working (not just reading, but like, pen and paper working) and I had my headphones on, and they are black headphones and I wear a white jacket so it was SO CLEAR. But this kid from my class walked in to the library, saw me and made a fucking beeline for me without even hestitating. Asked me for notes from a class, I only took one headphone out to talk to him, gave him the notes and IMMEDIATELY put my headphone back in and continued working, thinking he would leave. NO. Cue 15 minutes of smalltalk. I have also had to respond to any question with "I am studying right now" and refuse to answer anybody until I finish studying, so they would not talk to me. And I mean, this is like, a whole group of people swarming over me any time I sit down in a common area these days. It's a terrible problem.
"Everything's gonna be OK soon, maybe tomorrow- maybe the next day." -the Mountain Goats