Thursday, March 12, 2009

Doesn't matter much to me as long as he's dead

Last night while standing next to one of my students at the earthworm kill station:

Her: Is the earthworm the biggest thing we have to kill this semester?

Me(lying through my teeth): No.

Her: It's not? What else is there?

Me: You have to kill your own fetal pig.

Her (clearly not getting it): Seriously?

Me: Yeah.

Other Students: *Giggling*

Me (deciding to take it way too far): We also dissect a human baby, and you're going to have to kill that yourself too.

Her: Don't say that. My sister just had a baby.

Me: Well then you're in luck! Because of the budget cuts, you're going to have to supply your own, but it looks like you won't have to look very hard. You can just use your sister's.

Her: You're terrible.

Me: Ok, fine. The earthworm is the only thing you have to kill yourself this semester.

6 comments: said...

I soooooo want to take your fucking classes!

Inklings said...

Oh no, he teaches THAT, too?

elbee said...

Why are bio majors turning into the biggest pussies as the years progress?

Native Minnow said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to write about the part where I told her that the reason it was okay for us to dissect human infants was because President Obama reversed the ban on stem cell research.

Bill From Gainesville said...

At my work we have places like "offices" and "cubes" and "hallways" but alas there is not a place at my job called "the Earthworm Kill Station" Until I go in tomorrow and set one up!
I can see it now: Coworker to another co-worker- "Where is that Damn bill at again?" Other Co-worker replying back to the first co-worker... "I think he is hanging out at the Earthworm Kill station again."

Chico said...

I take it she's not a vegan ;)