Greeting one with a huge yawn

@gurujee (216)
India
January 18, 2011 12:45am CST
We yawn very often as many animals do. I have seen a snake doing it and many other less fearsome beings too. I find it intimidating when a teacher gets a noisy yawn from his students when he teaches them with all seriousness. Is it a sign of boredom or is it because what he says goes over their head?
4 responses
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
18 Jan 11
Yawning is a reflex that signs something. It tells us that the brain lacks enough oxygen and needs to be supplied that's why we yawn by letting in some oxygen. Yawning is also helps us know our brain is working by some electricity current is working on some neurons to make it ready to think and response for the next seconds of time. So I think yawning does not only means boredom. It can mean a lot of other positive things. Next time students yawn at you while lecturing, think positively, then have a ready question for that particular student to get even if you find yawning annoying and disturbing and a kind of show of disrespect.
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@gurujee (216)
• India
18 Jan 11
Yawning has indeed something to do with physical as well as psychological things in the body mechanism. It may definitely mean something positive as long as the person who yawns does it without hurting the feelings of others.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
18 Jan 11
It is of course not polite to yawn before others, especially when you are greeting others. But sometimes it is hard to control it. Yawn is a reaction of lack oxygen, of course when we are sleepy, we tend to make more yawns. A student yawns before a teacher not mean he or she thinks the teacher's lecture is boring, but maybe a sign of lack of sleep. It is really funny to see that animals also yawn. Just as they also can laugh, cry... ...You know, one of my favorite TV programs is "world of animals". It is very interesting.
@gurujee (216)
• India
18 Jan 11
Stifling a yawn is a sign of maturity showing one's good conduct of being aware of others' feelings. Happy to know that you are fond of programs depicting the lovable world of animals. You know even foetuses yawn when they are inside the mother's womb!God knows the reason why they yawn.
@yhanie (189)
• Philippines
18 Jan 11
it's not good to yawn in front of someone,, especially when you're greeting,, that's not respectful,, and teachers should not yawn in front of their students, they are showing how boring their classes are
@gurujee (216)
• India
18 Jan 11
You are quite right when you say it is not good to yawn in front of others. It looks like a sign of disrespect.
@SIMPLYD (79652)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
It's so shameful to yawn in front of a person you don't even know. Specially when you yawn without covering your mouth, and the inside of your mouth is open for everybody to see. It's a sign that you lack sleep and oftentimes misconstrued as being bored when it's not really that. It's just simply. . .you lack sleep. But nonetheless, it's disrespectful to yawn in front of your teacher. She will misconstrue it as ....you are not interested in what she is discussing.