You all remember Mr. T, don't you?
I pity the fool, etc etc.
When I was in med school, we had a transcription service where all the students in my class took turns transcribing lectures. If you didn't want to transcribe your lecture, you could pay another student to do it. There were 4-5 students in the class who regularly got paid to do transcriptions. Most of them were very good at it. And then there was Tim. Tim liked Mr. T.
Tim put multiple photos of Mr. T in every transcript, some of them quite large. You know there's a problem when your transcript on the brachial plexus has six photos of Mr. T and none of the brachial plexus. We would have to manually remove all the images from Tim's lectures (signed as Mr. T) before printing them out. It was out of control. These were transcripts he was getting paid $50+ a pop to write.
Finally, enough people complained and he was forced to cut back on the Mr. T photos. From 6-7 per transcript to like 2-3. Because you can't possible have no Mr. T in your transcript. That's ridiculous.
Erb's Palsy? Quit yo jibba jabba!ReplyDelete
Wow is all I can say about that!ReplyDelete
I agree, having NO Mr. T in your lectures is a bit excessive :PReplyDelete
But Mr. T was so awesome in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."ReplyDelete
I used to do that transcribing too. People just gave me grief because of my non-American spellings. I just kept doing it to irritate them despite the complaints.ReplyDelete
Tim sounded like a hoot and I would love to see him as my doctor...lolReplyDelete
What kind of doctor did he become?ReplyDelete
Techinically Insane: Well, he *thought* he was a hoot, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
OMDG: He became an ER doc, I think.
Figures. Mr. T isn't popular with neurologists. Mad Dog Murdoch, maybe.ReplyDelete
I can totally picture Faceman as a gyn/obReplyDelete
Pretty sure that Hannibal did anthesia.ReplyDelete
I was googeling and I somehow ended up here. read your post and laughted. I myself am a chemist, but I can relate to that. Back when I was a student (my Ph D studis are currently at hold) we used to have the same kind of slightly absurd stories. And I developed a soft spot for them, because life tends to through them every now and then at my way.
Anyway, thanks for the post.
we need more mr T at my med school