So I'm still in the Hizzy, in case you were wondering. My sabbatical is winding down. I know this because the dean called me at home today to ask for a favor. Blech. Also, I went down to campus last week to see the stack of mail in my office and count how many books the visiting person who was using it "borrowed" this time (answer, as far as I could tell, only one).
Anyway, as I was walking towards my building, I had the distinct displeasure of overhearing snippets of snowflaky conversation coming from gaggles of students walking the other way. Since I only heard the first half of a bunch of flakery, I thought I'd do a little crowdsourcing to figure out what they were really saying. So, all you have to do is insert the second clause to the following real goddamned flake sentences:
1) "I know I'm not the epitome of hygiene or anything, but ..."
2) OK, sure, I don't spend that much time in the library, but ..."
3) So then I asked for an extension, but ..."
4) Sure, I get that there's a final exam schedule and everything, but ..."
5) I know you're a total moron, but ..."
Special bonus points to anyone who can finish the sentence I spoke to the obnoxious French tourist who actually contradicted me when I politely explained that the attraction he was looking for is in a city a few hundred miles away.
"Je sais que vous n'avez pas besoin d'une guide, mais ... "