Last semester, I took macroeconomics and didn’t have a clue what I was doing (as cited in the final exam).
There were 80 multiple choice questions. For some reason, I decided to play the game of probability and chose the letter “A” for everything. In that game, the only thing probable was that I failed.
The following day, the professor asked to see me after class. “Is everything okay?” “Sure,” I said, “why?”Well, here’s your test,” he said and handed me a piece of paper that was covered with red ink. “Can you explain why you chose an ‘A’ for everything,”
Knowing that there was nothing I could do at that point, I said, “Well, I’ve always wanted to be an ‘A’ student.”
A student submits his essay to his teacher. A few days later, the teacher returns in with a single note: Needs Improvement.
So the student makes a few changes and resubmits it. Again, the teacher returns it with the single note: Needs Improvement.
This time, the student pores over it, double checks every word, adds every reference he can find, and adjusts the layout to make it more readable. He walks into his teacher’s office and says, “I have done everything I possible can, this is absolutely perfect.”
The teacher takes it from him and says, “Okay, I guess I’ll actually read it this time.”
Importance of Physics
A college physics professor was explaining a particularly complicated concept to his class when he was rudely interupted by a pre-med student.
“Why do we have to learn this stuff?” one young man blurted out.
“To save lives,” the professor responded before continuing the lecture.
A few minutes later the student spoke up again. “So how does physics save lives?”
The professor stared at the student for a long time without saying a word. Finally the professor continued. “Physics saves lives,” he said, “because it keeps certain people out of medical school.”