college student had stayed up all night studying for his zoology
test the next day. As he entered the classroom, he saw ten stands
with ten birds on them. Each bird had a sack over its head; only
the legs were showing. He sat straight in the front row because
he wanted to do the best job possible. The professor announced that
the test would be to look at each of the birds' legs and give the
common name, habitat, genus and species.
student looked at each of the birds' legs. They all looked the same
to him. He began to get upset. He had stayed up all night studying
and now had to identify birds by their legs. The more he thought
about it the madder he got.
he could stand it no longer. He went up to the professor's desk
and said, "What a stupid test! How could anyone tell the difference
between birds by looking at their legs?" With that the student
threw his test on the professor's desk and walked to the door.
professor was surprised. The class was so big that he didn't know
every student's name so as the student reached the door the professor
called, "Mister, what's your name?"
enraged student pulled up his pant legs and said, "You tell
me buddy! You tell me!"