The Final Exam

A young college student had stayed up all night studying for his zoology exam the next day. As he entered the classroom, he saw ten stands with ten birds. A brown paper bag was over each one of the  bird's heads and only the legs were showing.

He sat right in the front row because he wanted to do the best job possible and maintain his 4.0 grade point average. The professor announced that the test would be to look at each set of bird legs and give the common name, habitat, genus, species, and identifying characteristic.

The student looked at each set of bird legs. They all looked the same to him. He began to get very upset. He had stayed up all night studying, and now he had to identify birds by their legs. The more he thought about it, the madder he got. Finally, he couldn't stand it anymore.

He went to the professor's desk and said "What a stupid test! How could anyone tell the difference between birds by looking at just their legs?" With that the student threw his test on the professor's desk and started to walk out of the door.

The professor was surprised. The class was so big that he didn't know every student's name, so as the student reached the door, the professor called out "One moment, son, what's your name?"

The enraged student pulled up his pants at the leg and said, “You guess buddy! You guess!

As both a former student and a teacher, it is highly probable that this student begged for forgiveness for his impudence within an hour, blaming it on the side effects of sleep deprivation and caffeine overdose. The professor, realizing his/her obvious lack of personal interaction with his/her students admitted this and gave the student a re-test. The other  scenario  would be that the student just got an F on the exam and submitted a formal complaint to the dean within 5 minutes of leaving the room.

Source of Comments-Eleonore McCaffrey
Source of Story Unknown


Music-At the Picture Show by Irving Berlin 1913

Sequenced by Doc Wilson



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