by Catriona Mills

Strange Conversations: Part Three Hundred and Eighty-Seven

Posted 30 August 2011 in by Catriona

An extension of a Twitter conversation about self-importance:

ME: But if I don’t keep that secret from my students, I’ll have to rule by fear. And that’s so tiring.
NICK: Simple solution? Get a Death Star.
ME: Honey, one of my classes is twenty-two students and me in a room that takes a maximum of twenty-four people. There’s no way I’m getting a Death Star in there.
NICK: Good point.
ME: And that’s how I choose to undercut that argument?
NICK: It made sense to me.
ME: Really? Because it sounded like the stupidest reason ever to me. “Oh, I can’t have a Death Star. The room’s too small.”

Share your thoughts [4]

1

Drew wrote at Aug 30, 10:09 AM

Made sense to me too. I was half way though the blog post and thinking you could have a minature one, remote controlled.

“Where’s our homework list?”
“It’s on the white board over near that small clock.”
“That’s no clock…”

And then you vaporise one or two of them just to set an example.

While over in the Admin building…
“There’s been a disturbance in the student quota.”

2

Catriona wrote at Aug 30, 11:22 PM

I nearly choked on my coffee reading this, Drew!

3

Matt wrote at Aug 31, 01:46 PM

Nice one Drew!

I was also reading this just yesterday: scifi exchange: Was the thermal exhaust port on the Death Star really a design flaw?

4

Catriona wrote at Aug 31, 08:27 PM

I always figured it was a bit like the probic vent on a Sontaran: necessary, but not something you talk about in polite conversation.

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