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"Yes. If there are large amounts of cashmoney involved. Let me define 'large.'"
Yesterday my wife reported this as trending:"(giggle) Are we we ever going to actually study?"Followed up closely by:"(sigh) Let's just skip question number one, because it doesn't make any sense."To both of which, her own automated response was:"Please stop spending two hours flirting at the table behind me and acting like it's homework."
I once had a kid come in to my bookstore and ask me for Hamlet. As I'm brimming over with joy that someone is about to be treated to one of the greatest literary works ever to exist, he looks at the book I just handed him and says, "Um, no, I meant the CliffsNotes." I actually raised my voice (which I never do) and said, "You can't just read the CliffsNotes to the best play that exists in the English language!" Several people looked over at me (including the actor who played Lex Luthor's father on Smallville, because, hey, I'm at a bookstore in Hollywood) and the poor kid practically sprinted out of the store.I maintain my original position, but in retrospect, I probably shouldn't yell at lazy high schoolers. After all, they outnumber me.
Loren - My palms are cracked from lack of grease. I work a public service job with patrons who labor under a sense of entitlement that boggles the mind.
Nevets - But that "study time" is a valuable investment in their relationship!! ORAfter the relationship sours and the pair splits, that "study time" will expand in scope and significance to explain all academic failures of that semester.
Tracy -Oh goody, another Hamlet-head! Please tell me that you know of Strange Brew and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
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