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:

Gentle Miant 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??