Wednesday, December 13, 2006

So I thought this was going to be kind of lame, except I really do agree with this part:

45 Year Old College Student with Two Kids
The 45 Year Old College Student with Two Kids is one of the more interesting personas found in the college classroom. This subject has returned to school in an attempt to better her life, which is a great endeavor. However, there are a few things about this person that will make you want to punch her in the face by the end of the semester. The 45-year-old college student with two kids must write down every word the professor says. This will cause the class to be peppered with calls of "can you repeat that" approximately every 0.23 seconds. Second, she must ask the most obvious questions, preferably ones the professor has already answered. Here’s an example:

Professor: So, in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was written.
Old student: Okay, let me make sure I’m writing this down correctly. The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, right?
Professor: 30 seconds of blank stare followed by: Yes.

If you are lucky enough to be in a small class where participation is required, you’ll be treated to such delights as "Well I have two kids and I think that [insert obvious statement here]" or "Ever since I’ve had my two kids, [insert fragmented sentence here]." As an added bonus, you’ll get to hear about all of her life experiences as a parole officer and about her last 5 marriages that ended in divorce.


Anonymous said...

It was 3 kids and I sat next to a student I thought was foreign, maybe Swedish, based on her notes she copied from mine. She spoke, was a Valley girl type, couldn't spell.

Anonymous said...

forgot the say the comment was from >a

Anonymous said...

forgot TO say, that is....a

Anonymous said...

emily i had no idea you read somethingawful, that's crazy-old-school-style awesome