My T.A. came in and asked me to Google “Penguin” under images. As the screen brought up several pictures of these admittedly cute little creatures I asked him “And why are we looking at these?” He spit out the quote above and then went to his desk and started doing his work. I was dumbfounded, confused and speechless. But I wasn’t unhappy.
The other day he came into class and we had the following conversation:
T.A.: “A ham sandwich is better than nothing, right?”Me: “Right”T.A.: “And nothing is better than eternal happiness, so doesn’t that make a ham sandwich better than eternal happiness?”Me; “Uh, um, uh, well, uh…”
He left me speechless again when he came in and pronounced “Clocks and corndogs; the answer to life.” He did admit that there was a story behind that statement, but was not inclined to explain. I let it slide because, frankly, I was a little afraid to press it.
Seriously folks, I’m not creative enough to make these things up.
P.S. – JURY DUTY UPDATE. No jurors needed tomorrow and my obligation is over, I don’t even need to check in again. Figures, when I’m willing, and even kind of interest in being on a jury, and in a position where I won’t lose any pay for the days I miss, I don’t even get called. Just my luck.