Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pick One

My Constitutional Law professor walked in the door the other day, five minutes late as per usual, plunked his stuff down on the desk, and then turned around and began writing on the board. While he wrote, my fear that he was putting quiz questions up there battled with the amusement of watching him know how some left handed people have not figured out how to write without putting their elbow, like, in their nasal cavity? When these people write on whiteboards, the effect is even better.

In any case, here's what he wrote.

1. South Boston fight club
2. g.s. ski race
3. overpowering girlfriend
4. Easter Bunny jab

He then turned around and said something to the effect of "one of those is the reason for my black eye. I'm not telling you which." Apparently he thought this would put an end to speculation, which is of course crazy talk. If we all hated him, we'd probably just spend the class silently imagining horrible but cathartic scenarios to explain the eye, but generally everyone likes him, so we were bound to discuss.

Needless to say, one person, who we'll call Thing 1, immediately said "overpowering girlfriend" and Thing 2 said "South Boston fight club." The response?

"Mr. Thing 1 loses 10 points off his midterm. Mr. Thing 2 gains 10."

High five!

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