Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Reader Implores Us to Go "Old School," And Sends A Sample In About His Own Students

2 chili peppers for looks, 1 okra (think slimy center) for slick talking, 0 for ability or work ethic.
Sign up FRU for your next class. He won’t be in class often because he has a wave to catch. You too can be addressed as “Professor, Dude!” when he stops by your office to discuss the hot chick he just saw in the hallway. He’ll be sure to yell across campus when he sees you (thereby raising your coolness quotient with whoever is with him at the moment) and promise to get that paper in but the end result will be one too many waves that pushed FRU into the sand head first. The forces of nature will cost him what little brain power he had to start the semester.

1 chili pepper, 0 okra, 1 for humor, 0 for ability
KOR will be your best friend if you enjoy word play or bad jokes. She giggles all the time leading you to think you may have a future on Comedy Central. That is, however, the limit of her expressiveness in class or during office hours. No grasp on subject matter. No ability to converse other than in giggles.

1 chili pepper, 0 okra, 2 for ability, ½ for follow through.
Sign up TTO if you are doing an independent study class. He will show up the first class to collect the syllabus, and the last class to turn in the papers. In between he will show up unannounced in your office (with boyfriend/girlfriend (usually 1 chili)) or phone to excuse himself from scheduled office hours. He can provide a running list of his extensive activities none of which have anything to do with his work for your class. Unable to relate school to life.