« on: November 02, 2004, 05:14:04 PM »
This is for funny stories relating to TTTness! (I figure DOWNY will probably take the prize on this thread, but I'll make an attempt)
(This is not a political story, the funny part takes a while to get to though)
Ok, so last night, I headed home from college so in the morning I'd be able to vote in my home district. Well, as some of you may have learned from my posts, me and my family differ /extremely/ when it comes to political views. My mother is trying frantically to get me to vote for Bush as she says "If Kerry is elected, we'll all be dead in four years" and any other number of silly things. Well she recruits the aid of my uncle and his female friend who happens to be a bartender. Well we're discussing politics, and eventually my uncle tries to dissuade me from listening to the political views of my professors (even though I've been fairly liberal for 3 years now, long before I went to college) because they're "People who just can't make it in the real world, and they failed out of life" (I should mention, he was somewhat inebriated at this time). Anyway, a college professor happens to be 2 booths behind us. He gets into the conversation. This was very amusing to me. However, this is the real funny part, and the mark of the TTT. We're discussing GPAs, and I mention how I feel mine wasn't that good because I didn't enjoy my coursework so much in my Freshman year. Well then my mother makes a point of pointing out how she got a 4.0 (Which I have no problem with, but she had extremely easy courses compared to me). Then the moment of truth happens. My uncle's friend says that she only got a 3.5 (it may have been slightly lower or higher) but makes an extreme emphasis that it was in Pre-law classes. I could barely keep myself from choking with laughter, because she acted like pre-law classes were some amazing badge of pride.
I have no problem with people who have a "pre-law" major. I think it's a tad silly, and maybe it's intellectual arrogance (which is a foible of mine) to think so, but I do. But the fact that she placed special emphasis on how it was a PRE-LAW major, as if that were something special, made me laugh. If she had said engineering, chemistry or physics, I would have been impressed. If she had said she got a 3.5 her first year of law school, I would have been very impressed! But the fact that she said she got a 3.5, and then emphasized that she had done it in /pre-law/ just struck me as complete and utter TTTness.
But then again, I'm an intellectually elite bastard (Even when I shouldn't be, considering my current academic situation and institution...)