|"Lawrence of Arabia"!|
And as I graded, I realized that I'm contestant #1. No matter how clear I make the instructions on tests and assignments, they will be misunderstood, misinterpreted, misapplied or simply ignored. Any actual ambiguity on my part is grounds for aggrieved complaint.
But a lot of the students think they are contestant #2. From the bizzarre bolus of bafflegab some of them scatter across the page, I am expected to infer a lucid exegisis on the care and feeding of Cricetinid rodents. I should 'know what they mean'. If they say "X", then "Y and Z" should 'go without saying'.
And the double standard is completely invisible to them. Unfortunately, professional decorum prevents me from resorting to the solution offered by contestant #1 in the cartoon.