Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So, the one student says to the other student.....

A student was rooting through the tap and die sets, so I asked him what he needed. He tried to explain what he was working on.... in a tortured and barely coherent manner. I knew he needed to rethread a tie rod end, but I wanted him to SAY tie rod end, not 'The doohickey with the whatchmacallit nut and the thingey that goes through the hole, sorta".

As student A is slowly working towards using the right term, Student B walks up and says "Oh, You mean the B-52 space modulator. That's under the right side kick panel next to the ferckle valve" and walks away.

At that point, I found I had to go wash my hands. Quickly. And, I think my tongue is now bleeding a bit. (g)


6 comments:

Crucis said...

Don't you just love those guys---student B. I've been in field maintenance and taught in company training schools. There will always be one just slightly faster, wittier who can pull that off without a blink.

In the grand tradition of the left handed hammer, teach on.

Farmer Frank said...

That WAS funny! Thank you. I chuckled over that one for more than a few minutes.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

ksr said...

You are growing a classroom full of young men with biting sarcastic wit...very good!

Old NFO said...

Ah yes... the left handed hammer and the left handed Crescent wrench :-)

Oh yeah, and there is ALWAYS one wise ass in every class :-)

Anthony said...

Now that right there is funny. Couldn't have been more funny if he would've called it the flux capacitor.

Shrugged said...

Yup....on occasion they come up with some real stunners. Makes each day an adventure!