Overheard: instructor introduction

Astronomy 210, spring semester 2012
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

(Overheard on the first day of the semester, after the instructor introduces himself to the class.)

Student 1: "Dr. Len, do we have to call you 'P-dog?'"

Instructor: (Beat.) "Well, by the end of the semester there will basically be two kinds of students in this class--those who can call me 'P-dog,' and those who just can't possibly call me 'P-dog.' You'll figure out which kind of student you are."

Student 2: "Dr. Len, why do we have to call you 'P-dog?'"

Instructor: (Beat.) "'Dr. Len' is my slave name, my real name is 'P-dog.'"

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