receptionist's mantra from "Office Space" had been going through my head.
"Oh my God, you answered the phones!!! Thank you!!!"
I was taken aback, and let a silence gather.
"I have a question for you!" She finally offered.
"My son, he has been going to Renowned Party School of Next State Over. He's Really Smart. But he hates college. We are bringing him home next semester. And, well, he needs to take Composition on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30, and I noticed that the professor he likes for that time teaches a class that has a slightly different name. What does that mean?"
I was glad it was an easy question. "That's a six hour class, rather than a three hour class. What it means is that students in that class get twice as much classroom time. It is for students who either feel they want the extra time with the professor in the classroom, or students who have received a placement test score that only allows them to take college level Composition with that extra time."
Mike's mom is right there with me.
"Oh, he does not need that extra time. He would not want to pay for the extra time. And besides. He's Really Smart. BUT, that teacher. That's the one he likes."
Yeah. I noticed that comment when you said it before. I did not want to ask, and I still don't.
"Well, there are two other professors at that time period. So he has options."
She hesitated, then went for it. "He goes on Rate My Professors to find out about the teachers. This was a life saver for him this semester at Renowned Party School of Next State Over. He really needs that one professor."
"Well, I have to tell you that I have nothing but contempt for that site. I do not use it to evaluate professors here, and cannot help you with your dilemma."
"Well" and she laughs as if she knows this is ridiculous...but she still says it. "Do you think maybe one of those other two teachers would want the six hour course, instead? Maybe you could ask them?"
"Haha. Funny one." I said. "No."
She thanked me for answering her questions, and hung up.
I searched for a stash of tequila, but had none available. Sigh.