Man Thinks University Degree Should Be More Involved
John Man, student and Che Guevara enthusiast, recently complained to his friends about how his university degree is not challenging or demanding enough.
“I just don’t have that much contact time,” he said with a profound, rueful fatalism. “I only have one lesson a week, and I’m only required to go to one class. Apart from that, I have nothing to do. It’s just not very challenging.”
When he is not attending his classes, Man reportedly spends the rest of his time at home eating cheese and reading humorous synopses of TV shows. “I don’t ever watch television, because I like being challenged. It’s the rigorous pursuit of excellence which I thrive on.”
Bob Guy, Man’s nearest friend, suggested he do more to get involved in university life. Guy cited the many projects and activities available to students, and told several anecdotes about some of the challenging jobs and opportunities he has created for himself over the course of his degree, using his university contacts and connections to advance his career.
Man agreed in principle but voiced his obvious concerns over such a plan. “But you are on campus everyday,” he pointed out. “I’m only in one day a week.”
We spoke to Man’s teacher, Dorothy Shmorothy, about Man’s approach to his studies. “Who?” she said, incredulous.
Man is determined to find a solution to his educational problems. He has already written several Facebook posts about what the government should do to revolutionise the entire system of higher education, and he is now ready to wait for them to do that.
“I have paid all this money for a degree,” he said, “so my expectations should be met.”