Overheard

Are you a teacher?
Yes.
What subject?
I am a sociologist.
Then you must be good at making friends.

2 Responses to “Overheard”

  1. scott Says:

    Reminds me of a story I heard secondhand. A university trustee and a professor were chatting. The trustee, a local businessman, is extolling the virtues of a free market economy and turns to the professor, saying “maybe your own view is different, you being a socialist and all.”

    To which the professor replied, “uh, I”m a sociologist.”

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