Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We were this close to getting out of here forty minutes early, O Mister Frighteningly Pale Guy Who Day After Day Wears an Osgoode T-shirt and Army Boots, before you asked your question of the professor -- that is, when you opened your remarks with a meandering anecdote and then asked for the professor's "impressions" on the issue we'd spent the entire class canvassing, ensuring that he would reply at equal or greater length. You owe me that forty minutes.

3 comments:

Jesse said...

I've been saying for years that the rule has to be that only questions which are prefaced with the phrase "My question is" should be allowed in any setting.

Will said...

Agreed. He actually worked an "and so my question is" into his prologue, to return to the subject at hand after having departed from it, rather than to ensure that he didn't stray from it in the first place.

idwsj said...

On the plus side, you only have one more year of wasted time left.

Or a lifetime. But that's just perspective.