Thursday Randomness

Because it's Thursday
(my favorite day of the week)
I thought I'd share this random story with you.

My first class at North Hennepin Community College
(where I earned my AAS degree - with a 4.0 baby!)
was Physical Geography.
I can't, for the life of me, remember the instructor's name.
The class began at 7:50
in the morning!
which was, to date, the dumbest collegiate scheduling decision
I have ever made.

But I digress.

One morning, as we discussed the layers of the atmosphere,
I raised my hand and asked the instructor,
"At what level are you able to see the stars?"
The class erupted in laughter.
My instructor snortled, ever so slightly, as well.

My smartass self got annoyed.
Really, really annoyed.
They were laughing at me.

The teacher replied, 
"You can see the stars from the ground. At night."
The class laughed louder.

At this point I was about ready to punch said instructor in the face
with my chair,
but being the wielder of wit that I am,
I casually responded to her retort with the following,

"Obviously. I am neither blind, nor an idiot. My question was in regard to daytime. At what level of the atmosphere does the refraction of light stop, thus making it possible to see space?" 

The teacher looked at me - her face blank.
A deadpan stare.
Deer, meet headlights. 

"I'm not sure?" she said.

And on we went with our lesson.

Did I mention I graduated (junior) college with a 4.0?
Apparently I was smarter than some of the educators.
If I may be so bold.

The moral of this story:
There's no such thing as a stupid question,
only stupid people. 


1 comment:

  1. I am grinning from ear to ear after reading this. (But a little bummed you didn't get an answer to your question. Seriously.)