Tales from the Classroom: Popular and Hot

Posted on May 8, 2004 @ 2:18 pm

An excerpt from an essay I recently read:

Compared to other industrialized democracies, the welfare state in the U.S. is not all that popular and hot.

Sure, I know what the student was getting at, but as I read it, I couldn’t help but imagine someone saying, “Man, get a load of the social programs on that Sweden! That’s HOT!”

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Tales from the Classroom |

2 comments so far...

  1. Richard May 8, 2004 4:25 pm

    Objectification of social policies. The human race is, like, sooo disgusting.

  2. Fritz May 8, 2004 11:49 pm

    Take my advice. Jot these things down and keep them. I wish I had written down some of the thing that people wrote in business documents that I’ve edited over the years. I remember some of the funnier ones, but I have to paraphrase them.

    There was one memo in which a guy was trying to be very politically correct and indicate that members of the sales team could take a spouse or a significant other along on a particular business trip — but it ended up sounding like they could have an orgy in their hotel room. I wish I could remember exactly what he wrote. Sadly, it is lost somewhere in my aging brain.

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