Saturday, November 17, 2012
My brother's keeper
A student was talking to a friend. He sounded a bit irked.
“My brother is enrolled in a college in Oakland. He's having a really bad time in his math class.”
His friend nodded her head in sympathy. The young man continued his tale of woe.
“Yeah, a really bad time. You know, I took the placement test for him so that he could get into the class in the first place, but it's really kicking his butt!”
Strange to say, the boy sounded exasperated. Here he had done his brother this great big favor, helping him enroll in a class for which he was not prepared, and nevertheless his brother was squandering this golden opportunity by flunking the class. No doubt the brother was insufficiently grateful, too.
At least the young man has a great future before him. He'd be a natural as a Republican campaign consultant.