26 October 2008

I Am the Avenging Angel

The first big batch of papers was due in my classes last week. As the papers came in — or, more to the point, as they didn't — I noticed a disproportionate number of deaths of uncles and grandparents.

I'm beginning to fear that I may be responsible for these untimely deaths. In the future, in the interest of public health and safety, I may stop assigning papers, lest I depopulate an entire generation.

1 comment:

Giles said...

Gee Professor,

Aren't you interested enough in your students to desire full details? Wouldn't your students feel better if you requested the obituaries for all these dearly departed??