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we all look the same

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so in one of my classes, there’s about 50ish students.  i usually sit towards the back with some other korean friends of mine.  there’s about 7 of us in the class.  4 sit in the back where i am and 3 sit towards the front.  i think you may know where i’m heading with this.

so every once in a while one of us will raise our hand to answer a question, and pretty much without fail, the professor will call whoever raised their hand by the wrong name.  i don’t think any two of us have the same body type.  we all dress differently.  2 of us have glasses.  one almost always wears a hat.  one has facial hair.  one looks like he’s 12 years old.  despite all this, the professor just cannot tell us apart.  what’s worse is that 90% of the time, it’s the same person who raises his hand.

i’m sure the professor feels bad.  and we especially have fun just laughing to ourselves when she calls one of us by the wrong name.  it’s not that we’re mad at her or anything.  i think we just look at it as a funny joke.  hopefully she doesn’t feel like we hate her or anything.  despite all this, she still tries to call on us even when she’s not sure what our names are.  no fear, i’m telling you.  with all the confidence in the world she’ll call some other guy “enoch”.

today for instance:

the professor was taking volunteers to answer a question and not finding one, looked in the back corner of the room and called on “enoch”.  no problem here right?  well, the thing is, i wasn’t sitting in the back corner.   my friend was.  he knew she was looking at him and called him enoch, but instead, he decides to just sit back and let me answer the question.  i didn’t know she was looking at my friend the whole time, so like an idiot, i start answering the question.  no big deal right?  right.  until… my friend in the back corner raises his hand to answer another question later and the professor calls him “enoch.”  what the freak?!?!  you heard me answer the question that you addressed to enoch, and yet you call another guy the same name?!  i mean, how many enochs could you possibly have in a class?  or did you seriously just forget which one of us is enoch and you’re just taking a shot in the dark with enoch again thinking that maybe this time you’ll get it correct?

again, i’m not mad.  i don’t think any of us are.  we find this really entertaining.  and it’s definitely not just with the korean students.  although it happens a lot more with us.  we love you professor!


Written by enoch

October 30, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. at least there ARE other Korean students in your classes


    October 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm

  2. HAHAHAHAHA that’s funny. so THAT’s what happened today, lol. maybe your name just rings in her head over and over and again.. like no matter who she looks at.


    October 30, 2008 at 10:24 pm

  3. maybe she sees you in every face she looks at. maybe she sees you in everything she looks at.


    October 30, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  4. I think your professor might have brain damage.


    October 31, 2008 at 12:32 am

  5. well, does she do the same to all other students or just the korean students? if that’s the case, then she might NOT be able to help herself.

    i had a prof. in grad school who mispronounced my last name at the opening night of our presentation. i was the only asian and we spent the last 7 months in the studio. at least you could remember my name, right? out of 8 students that he had.. lame~


    October 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

  6. 12 years old?!? i blame this new hair cut. I told the lady to give me something that makes me seem older…and bam! She cuts off 10 years off me.


    October 31, 2008 at 1:11 pm

  7. she must really love the name enoch so much that she calls everyone enoch.just like me wanting to call everyone bubba..


    November 1, 2008 at 10:17 am

  8. at least she uses ur name 😀


    November 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  9. ur not enoch?

    haha jk


    November 3, 2008 at 12:44 am

  10. next time she does that, just don’t answer and tell her your name is that other guy’s. haha.


    November 3, 2008 at 1:17 am

  11. at snf, you said something like, ‘kevin, do you have anything to add?’
    and then christy answered… i thought of this blog..
    even though it’s kind of the opposite of what happened to you… harhar


    November 3, 2008 at 1:18 am

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