We all knew it was going to happen. It’s a little less light when we get up in the morning; the kids will be home from camp soon (very soon, remember when Summer camp was really for the Summer, not just seven weeks or less); and our vacation rentals will be coming to an end. I inevitably start to think of humorous school-related anecdotes to ease the transition.
One of my favorites is straight out of the Rodney Dangerfield movie, Back to School. Mr. Dangerfield plays a well-seasoned, millionaire businessman who barely graduated high school but returns to college with his son. During his first economics class, Mr. Dangerfield asks the professor to explain exactly what a widget is. The professor annoyingly answers that it just doesn’t matter. Mr. Dangerfield quickly snaps back, “Tell that to the bank.”
My other favorite anecdote comes from personal experience. During my first year of law school, more than two thirds of the way through our first semester of criminal law, our professor posed a question to one of my fellow students. She had no idea what the answer was, so the professor snapped back that she should try looking in her copy of the New York Penal Code. Without hesitation, she removed the Penal Code from her book bag and proceeded to unwrap it in front of the entire class.