Monday, August 05, 2019

As Normal as Possible

Eli 18.0 received his roommate assignment for school last week.

"This guy is normal," he said, and that's a big compliment, because ultra-smart kids often tend toward the odd side.

"So that means two not normal kids will be rooming together," I said.

"That's right," he said.

"Here's the conversation I hear happening," I said.
" 'Do you shower?'
'Not very often.'
'Cool.' "

"That's probably pretty close," he said.

My favorite story about M.I.T. is that incoming freshman, as part of orientation, were told they had to wear shoes to class.

Eccentric people are often awesome. It might be very hard to live with one, though. I'll ask Gloria for a first-hand report.

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