Saturday, December 02, 2006

29 students and a professor

A professor once walked into a room where 29 of his students sat.
He said the word 'house'.
That's all he did; he just looked at them and said the word 'house'.

Their immediate reactions?

One student got to work on a thesis paper which covered how a home differs from a house.
One student took out some pieces of charcoal and began drawing a house.
One student wondered what it would be like to be a house.
One student wrote about what it would be like to be a house.
One student walked over to the corner of the room and declared the space as his new house.
One student anagrammed the word 'house'.
One student took out a Tanach and referenced all the places where the word 'house' is mentioned.
One student ran out of the room shrieking-he thought the professor said 'mouse'.
One student carved a model house out of an apple.
One student destroyed the model house. (he was hungry)
One student drafted a complaint letter to the dean regarding the usual ambiguity of the professor.
One student presented a challenge to debate the legitimacy of armies taking over civilians' houses.
One student accepted a challenge to debate the legitimacy of armies taking over civilians' houses.
One student refused a challenge to debate the legitimacy of armies taking over civilians' houses.
One student recorded the challenge and the proceeding debate on the legitimacy of armies taking over civilians' houses.
One student fell asleep-houses are a boring topic.
One student composed lyrics to a new song entitled 'house'.
One student composed a melody to a new song entitled 'house'.
One student wrote a paper on housical ethics.
One student burst out in sudden tears-he had no house.
One student squashed an ant that was on the way to its house.
One student pulled out a laptop and began blogging about houses.
One student wrote an essay which compared and contrasted the interior and the exterior of a house.
One student sat, arms folded, and waited for the professor to announce the day's assignment.
One student wrote of a long history of Jews being forced out of their houses.
One student described the different houses that are lived in, worldwide.
One student resolved that when he would be a professor, he too will start each lesson by announcing the word 'house'.
One student theorized as to how a house's temperature can affect a persons social skills.
One student researched the history of houses and how they evolved into what they are today.


Now not only am I all 29 students....I am the professor, as well.

8 comments:

Chaya said...

love it

the sabra said...

thanks man.
question-do u understand it?

Avi said...

Holy Shmegiggle! Brain bursting... Too much I love what you wrote.
Too much I think I "get it" and then realize "but also that." And realize "Ha, she probably didn't mean that also, but still."
Too much I'm not the only one who thinks he "gets it." I have 28 classmates.
And a professor.
Too much the professor is 29 professors cuz he has that many students.
Oyoyoy, brain bursting. Oyoyoy!

the sabra said...

i love it that you read these old posts
and more, i love it that you appreciate/understand it

cuz i hate when im misunderstood

Avi said...

Ooooh! Nes gadol haya, PO! Yagati u'matzasi...

PS, just re-read the post. Now I understand! Hehe.

the sabra said...

what changed?
i mean what did u think before and what did u think now?

and mazal tov on finding it. lol.

Avi said...

Stam, continuing the theme... NOW I understand!!!

the sabra said...

Oy we used to have fun.