Friday, January 14, 2011

Car-pe diem

This is a story my Grade Eleven physics teacher told me.

There was once four university students who, in typical university student fashion, went on some all-out bender the night before an exam. They awoke the next day, hours after their assessment was scheduled and in an attempt to not flunk the course lied to the professor. Their story was they went out for a country drive the day before (some good, clean fun of course), and were unfortunately inflicted with a flat tyre and had to walk home. Much to their surprise and delight, the professor smiled and told them it was all okay. No problems. They could sit the test right that moment. Rather pleased with themselves, the young men each sat eagerly at a desk as the prof handed out the exam.Or what they thought was the exam. There was a single question.

"Which tyre went flat?"