Friday, April 22, 2011

Undergraduates Have Never Used a Phonebook

My goodness. It's been a long time since I posted anything. This is sort of a cheat because it's really Trina's story not mine.

"We got new phonebooks delivered today. As I was switching the new ones for the old ones I asked the 4 student employees who happened to be around if they had ever used one before. ALL shook their heads, mystified as to why anyone would have a need to. Plus one of them (super smart, going to the Simon School right now) shook her head and admitted she had no idea even how to use one.

A little while later, I was coming upstairs with a 2nd set for me, and a student who is applying for a job saw that my hands were full and offered to help me. When I gave him the white and yellow pages, he asked: “what are these”? He found my answer amusing I think!"

We could start our own "Beloit" list. They probably don't know what a "dial tone" is either...