I need a new pair of jeans. My current pair has a hole in an inconvenient place (i.e., the inner thigh). Here’s the part I don’t understand: there is only a hole on one leg of the inner thigh. Shouldn’t there be two holes, where the fabric has been rubbing against itself?? I’ve decided that it is merely a structural defect in the pants, not that I gained a couple pounds over the winter. So there. (Although who doesn’t?)
In unrelated news, I had a funny discussion with a student the other day about the book they have to review for class:
Student (who claims to want to go to grad school in religious studies): This seems really good, but a lot of his evidence is in German, French, Latin and Greek. So how do you assess it? How do you know if he’s right?
Me: We learn German, French, Latin and Greek. Although I don’t know Greek.
Me: Yeah, why do you think grad school takes so long?
Me (silently and sardonically): HA!