Overheard: selective with the truth

Astronomy 210, spring semester 2013
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

(Overheard during a review session, just before a midterm.)

Student: (Pointing to notes.) "P-dog--is this the right answer?"

Instructor: (Beat.) "Yes, I think so."

Student: "Really? Are you lying to us?"

Instructor: "Why would I lie to you? I would never lie to you."

Student: "That sounds like a lie. How do we know you're not lying to us?"

Instructor: (Beat.) "I may be selective with the truth, but I would never lie to you."

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