was the final examination for an introductory English course at the local university.
Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new students, having
over 700 students in the class!
examination was two hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The professor
was very strict and told the class that any exam that was not on his desk in
exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would fail. 1/2 hour
into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor for an exam
not going to have time to finish this," the professor stated sarcastically
as he handed the student a booklet.
I will," replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing. After
two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed up and
handed them in. All except the late student, who continued writing. 1/2 hour
later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at his desk
preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the stack of exam
booklets already there.
you don't, I'm not going to accept that. It's late."
student looked incredulous and angry.
you know who I am?"
as a matter of fact I don't," replied the professor with an air of sarcasm
in his voice.
you sure that you don't know who I am?!" the student asked again.
and I don't care." replied the professor with an air of superiority.
replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed exams, stuffed
his in the middle, and walked out of the room.