JUST WHO ARE YOU?!
Did you hear about the college student who was taking the course in ornithology, which is a study of birds?
This class in ornithology had the reputation of being the most difficult class in the whole curriculum. And the professor was an extremely difficult professor. Everybody feared him. But it was a required course, and every student had to take it.
Most students simply preferred to sit as close to the back row as possible in order not to stand out. By doing so, they hoped to avoid interacting with and thus in any way antagonizing the professor.
As the course began, the professor announced there would be a test in forty days and it would compose a large portion of the grade. So you had to do well on that one test. Everybody studied. They took copious notes. They made sure they understood everything the professor said.
On the fortieth day, the students filed into the lecture hall with sweaty palms, extremely nervous. On the stage was a table with five cages on it. Each cage had a cover and beneath the cover, they could see the feet and spindly legs of a bird.
At the sound of the bell, the professor addressed the students, “Here’s the test. You can see there are five birds and they are all covered except for their feet and legs. You must tell me the identity of each of those five by looking only at their feet and legs.”
Everyone had studied long and hard, but no one had anticipated such a test. And they were all sweating, trying to remember something, anything that could help them pass the test.
Finally, one student had simply had enough. He stood up defiantly and said, “This is ridiculous. This is the craziest test I have every seen, and you’re the worst professor in this whole school.” He said, “I quit. I‘m out of here. I’m not going to take this ridiculous test.” With that, he turned and walked toward the door.
“Just a minute young man.” said the professor. “Who are you? I demand to know your name right now.” The young man stopped, took a long look at the professor, and then pulling up both of his pant legs said, “You tell me!!!”