Thursday, April 21, 2005

Only in Eugene...

A man dressed like a professional and carried a briefcase, hung out in the hall where U of O's psychology department is located, and told people he was a psychology professor. He was able to form close, intimate relationships with a whole bunch of very trusting students.

The only problem was that he wasn't really a professor.

It took a year and a half before one of those clever Ducks finally figured out he was an imposter.

That's funny. I figured out that a lot of my so-called teachers in high school and at both colleges I attended were imposters almost from the outset!

Go, Ducks...

4 comments:

Pa've said...

Yikes, whats wrong with young people today? Did they never catch on that the guy never attended a class, or had an office?

And what's this about all of your teachers being imposters? I guess that is the difference between pursuing a technical degree as opposed to one in the arts. By the way, what is your degree in?

Catfish Johnny Redbeard said...

At least it wasn't Philosophy - then you'd never be able to tell the difference between a fraud and then real thing.

PusBoy said...

The relationships were believed to be mostly nonsexual, police said.

Mostly? SCORE!

The Moody Minstrel said...

I actually have three degrees, Pa've. One of them is actually in a scientific field, whereas the other two are in liberal arts. Most of the pseudo-teachers I encountered were in the science and math fields. I say that because, while they were clearly knowledgeable in their respective fields, they did a damned shytey job of trying to teach them and, even worse, made it clear that they didn't give a frak whether their students actually learned anything or not.

I don't care what your job description says. If you can't or won't teach, you ain't a teacher.