I don't know much about you Nick A., but if someone just handed me that post to read, I'd say that this person felt the world needed to step aside for him so he could proceed with the important business of his life.
Visibly read a magazine or played on your computer while a professor was trying to do his job?
How incredibly rude.
Show up for class or not, since you paid for it?
Again, very rude behavior.
Simply paying for a class does not entitle a person to show up or not, as he or she feels.
When you pay for a class, you are in fact entitled, given the privilege of being allowed to show up. Are you that sure you wouldn't have learned something on the days you didn't show up?
If I were teaching a class, no way would I let someone get away with playing video games or reading a magazine. If you felt that by the age of 18 you were more than capable of learning on your own, I would have invited you to do so out of my sight, and out sight of the poor souls who weren't as capable, and would gladly refund your money.
A teacher refusing to tell a student when they were going to give a pop quiz....imagine that.
Do you go to a play and pull out a magazine while the actors are doing they're job?
They can see you, you know. The actors, teachers, people performing a service which would be better if you provided your attention.
These are actual human beings with feelings, not some computer generated image that you can put on hold when you get bored.
Some professor is supposed to stand up there, doing his job, and has to look at someone totally disrepecting him by sitting a reading a magazine?
Shame on you.