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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

It's not all bad

Email received this evening:

Professor Truewit,

This is [Student] from your [Gargantuan Shakespeare Lecture] class. I was thinking about the Roman/Barbarous conflict in Titus, and I would really like to talk to you more about it. As a matter of fact, I was thinking about trying to do an independent study on the conflict next semester. The problem is that your office hours are a little difficult for me to get to. Is there anyway that you would have some time either tommorow before or after class or monday before or after class? On another note I wanted to let you know that your class has inspired an interest in Shakespeare for me. Thanks a lot and I'll see you tommorow.

Note the bittersweet combination of interest-sparking and extra work creation. And I'm not quite sure how the kid's going to put together a semester's worth of work on the "Roman/Barbarous conflict in Titus." But I have to say... I kind of liked getting this. Almost makes up for the other one I got today gesturing towards food poisoning as the reason for absence and the other other one about how someone's roomates have strep throat so she herself is going to stay at home... just in case.

  • At 2/21/2006 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Aww, Professor Truewit is lurved.

    And therefore he's gonna have more work. Can we call this Truewit's Paradox?


  • At 2/21/2006 11:38:00 PM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    Rule #1: never do undergrad independent studies.

    Rule #2: never do undergrad independent studies.

    Rule #3: never watch Fight Club.


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