Dear Fall 2007 Students,
Thanks for not doing stuff like this.
The fall semester of the year 2006S was the record-breaker for imbecility. My favorite example is pictured at right. The student handed it to me and nonchalantly walked away. I glanced at it, immediately called him back in, handed him the paper and gave him the "what the hell is this?" look. He looked at the paper, then back at me and asked me what the problem was. I asked if he was kidding. But he wasn't. When I pointed out that he'd turned in a paper, single spaced and written in all caps, he told me that he hadn't noticed it followed by a George Costanza-esque was I not supposed to do that? Was that wrong? I won't even get into the content of the paper.
Oh, and there are more stories, some much worse.
I was so wrung out by the students of Fall 2006S that I went ahead and scheduled a surgery I needed just for the temporary chemical lobotomy. It didn't last long enough.
This fall has been so different. My students have been incredibly great. The greatest. Really! And apparently I'm not the only one enjoying the reprieve from idiocy.
What's happening here? Is my evil plan working?