Sunday, April 3, 2022

How is inflating a balloon similar to a conflict? As it is basically blowing things out of proportions.

Once upon a time, I went to Drexel University.  I will never forget how heinous taking Statistics 1 was there.  Once upon a time there was a professor who made it his mission to really mess with students by teaching the subject in such a manner that an average score on exams was around 5%.  As a result the Statistics 2 professor spent a significant amount of time re-teaching the basics each term.  Rather difficult when each term was 10 weeks.

Why?  Because a student broke his daughter's heart in a relationship so every future student would suffer as a result.   What a useless waste of oxygen that professor was.    To this day I think the university should refund the tuition of any student that had that "Doctor" and am hopeful that he's long gone.

At any rate, that came flooding back when I read this one this morning, but hey I actually kind of like the story here.

Five friends were so confident about passing the finals that on the weekend, they decided to go for a picnic. They had a great time.

However, after all the partying, they spent all Sunday sleeping and didn't make it back to college until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the finals then, they decided to find their professor after the final and explain to him, why they missed it.

They said that they had gone to an Old Age home in the nearest town to spend some time with the people there and then planned to come back and study for the finals.

Unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The professor thought it over and then told them, they could take the finals the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied all night and then went in the next day, at the time they were told.

He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, then asked them to begin. They looked at the first question and it was the easiest in their entire syllabus, worth 5 points.

"Cool", they thought at the same time, each one in their separate rooms. "This is going to be easy."

Each finished the problem and then turned to the second page. On the second page was written, "Which tire?", for 95 points.

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