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Entry Number 2
I had Mary Crowe as my art
teacher for all the time I was at MHS and one year there was an
exhibit of Chinese art down at the ROM She had set up a field trip
for my class to go down to view it and we had to submit a1500 word
report on our impressions of what we saw. Well everyone took sheets
& sheets of the infamous fullscap (sp?) paper with them and
were madly making notes. I on the other hand had a full size (minis
didn't exist back then) hand held cassette recorder & I dictated
into that. I subsequently handed the tape in. Mary told me that
she wanted a 1500 word report when she saw the tape. My answer was
to say that "I know how to talk & I can guarantee there
are more than 1500 word there"
I guess she thought I was being a smart ass or something because
the next thing I know she's hauling me down to Carl Yakimoff's office.
She tells her side of the story and he looks at me and asks me for
my side. I remember this like it was yesterday I looked at him &
told him "poker faced" that I was perfectly willing to
transcribe it over IF he could show me where it states that it must
be in a WRITTEN FORMAT. He looked at the assignment sheet again
and said "He's got you Mary you have to accept the tape"
Man was she ever pissed & so was the rest of the class especially
when I said that it wasn't my fault that they didn't read the assignment
sheet correctly & I did
You can be darn sure she specified "written format" on
all other assignments from that day forward. Now here's the topper
I figured a stunt like that I could get away with once in my school
life & that would be it. Believe it or not not only did I get
away with the same stunt with a different teacher but it was in
the same school year to boot!!!!!
Go figure on that one