[Fwd: Father/Daughter talk]

Subject: Fwd: Father/Daughter talk

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many
others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and
among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to
support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a
feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had
participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her
father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he
thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on
the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed
objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she
indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in
school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA,
and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was
taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left
her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even
have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends
because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She
replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes , she
never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus;
college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and
lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung
over.' Her wise father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the
Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your
friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and
certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.'

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired
back, 'That's a crazy idea, and how would that be fair! I've worked really
hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work!
Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked
my tail off!

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome to the Republican
party.'

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and
Democrat I'm all ears.

6 comments:

Djur said...

This analogy is accurate! Money and grade points are perfectly interchangeable. For instance, your GPA can be directly exchanged for goods and services, and having an insufficient one can doom you to illness, homelessness, and starvation. Also, the amount of money you make is generally proportionate to how hard you work. This is self-evident.

Also, it's easier for people with more GPA to get even more GPA because it can be invested to make more. And different students enter school with different GPAs, depending on their parents.

Schools should stop funding guidance counselors and tutors. That just encourages students to be lazy. The excellent students can use their GPA to purchase assistance, while the shiftless inferior students might be able to get some charity, if anyone's willing to give it to them.

Matto the Hun said...

Yeah, That father's advice was horrible.

You never GIVE your GPA to somebody. You sell it off for whores who need high GPAs and/or cigarettes.

Duh.

Anonymous said...

That's right, Matto. Its called "let me copy your accounting homework. Here's a pack of smokes..."

Potato Head said...

So true, as a brief glance at the respective scholastic records of Harvard Law School grad Obama and AF Academy fuckup McCain demonstrate.

Rebecca said...

Lisa Kansas over at PunkAss came up with a revised, more accurate version of this email. http://punkassblog.com/2008/10/28/waving-hand-wildly-in-the-air-me-me-i-have-one/

Anonymous said...

Interesting how righties who have never stepped foot near a college campus are so sure what those evil professors are up to with their liberal brain washing and such.

 
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