Do you know who I am?
It was the final examination for an introductory English course at the local
university. Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new
students, having over 700 students in the class!
The examination was two hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The
professor was very strict and told the class that any exam that was not on
his desk in exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would
1/2 hour into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor
for an exam booklet.
"You're not going to have time to finish this," the professor stated
sarcastically as he handed the student a booklet.
"Yes I will," replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing.
After two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed
up and handed them in. All except the late student, who continued writing.
1/2 hour later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at
his desk preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the
stack of exam booklets already there.
"No you don't, I'm not going to accept that. It's late."
The student looked incredulous and angry. "Do you know WHO I am?"
"No, as a matter of fact I don't," replied the professor with an air of
sarcasm in his voice.
"DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" the student asked again.
"No, and I don't care." replied the professor with an air of superiority.
"Good," replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed
exams, stuffed his in the middle, and walked out of the room.