The Fall 2012 semester starts tomorrow. I'll resume my weekly commute between Laredo and Central Texas. That's bad enough, but the worst part is getting back on that endless treadmill featuring ungrateful and unprepared students, ignorant administrators, and a mind-numbing routine.
Oh well, at least it pays the bills ... sort of...
His response: "I don't know."
"Perhaps if you came to class on time, you would know the answer," I pointed out.
"I doubt it," the student replied. "I never pay attention anyway!"
A friend of mine who teaches physics was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A pre-med student rudely interrupted to ask, "Why do we have to learn this pointless information"
"To save lives," my friend responded, and then continued the lecture.
A few minutes later, the same student spoke up again. "So how does physics save lives?" he persisted.
"It keeps the ignoramuses like you out of medical school," replied my frined.
Q: What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
A: A college professor
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