Archive for June 14, 2010


A friend of mine was recently lamenting all of the budget cuts that are happening at her school. She’s a high school math teacher, and I know she’s not alone in feeling frustrated. Here’s a joke for all the teachers out there who are experiencing similar frustrations:

Q: How many administrators does it take to change a light bulb?

A: What was wrong with the old one?

And speaking of folks who don’t like to throw things away…

When the dean of the engineering school requested more money for supplies, the university president sent him the following reply: “I don’t understand why you always need more equipment. Why can’t you be more like the math department? All they want is paper, pencils, and wastebaskets. Or maybe you could try to be like the philosophy department — all they need is paper and pencils!”

June 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

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