October 20, 2003

Chicks Dig Me

Since I have nothing thoughtful to contribute today, I'll tell a touching story from my past that will illustrate how pathetic I am.

In grad school, I had a particular instructor for two classes in consecutive semesters. I'll call him Ken. He has this very droll sense of humor, and he and I would frequently banter in class. He has this idiosyncratic way he likes for papers to be written, so to save time he would have people who had been in one of his classes before serve as group leaders, so they could make sure the group papers would get written according to his format.

So in my second class with him, there were about six of us who had been through the drill before, and sometime around the third or fourth class session he had us all stand up so the other students could volunteer to be in our groups. "Who wants to be in So-and-so's group?" he would ask, and people would raise their hands. So he went through all of us, and several people volunteered to be in my group. As he was writing down the names of the people in each group, he got this evil smile on his face and said, "Hey Mr. Green. Did you notice that none of the women want to be in your group?" And it was true. Mine was the only group that was all male.

I replied, "You know, Ken, actually that *had* escaped my attention. But thanks for pointing it out. If anybody needs me I'll be in the men’s room, hanging myself with my belt." Good times…

Posted by Mr Green at October 20, 2003 10:04 PM

It's okay, Mr. Green. None of the women ever wanted to be in my group, either.



Posted by: hln at October 21, 2003 06:21 AM

Seriously...can I start decorating in here or what? :-)

Posted by: Jennifer at October 21, 2003 06:55 PM