About 20 years ago I experienced an episode of M*A*S*H. You know the episode where Hawkeye and Trapper are looking for an incubator? They run into a control freak Supply Sargent with 3 incubators in storage who, when they ask him for one, responds “but if I give you one, I’ll only have two.”
We were just getting computers in our classrooms and I had gone to the front office looking for a surge protected power strip. The secretary found one in the supply room and when I asked if I could have it she told me “but then I wouldn’t have one.”
Last week I lived another sitcom episode. The Seinfeld episode where George eats an éclair out of the trash.
It wasn’t an éclair, but when a student threw away his box from KFC and another student grabbed the biscuit out of it, I just had to laugh.