Friday, September 16, 2005

Sure Signs of My Sub-Optimal Social Life

  1. The longest conversation that I held with one person yesterday? A student came into my office to pick up his test and spent 40 minutes telling me about all the things he set on fire and/or exploded at his summer job and various homemade weapons that he'd made.

  2. I knew that undergraduates are covered with germs, but it turns out that faculty are contagious, too. Being helpful, I taught him how to make a stem-and-leaf plot of his calculus exam scores (after he admired the one outside my door). In return, he gave me his cold.

  3. Last night I was stood up by my knitting group.