"People that pride themselves on “telling it like it is” or “being honest to a fault” are usually just obnoxious, uncooperative, and rude."
"My mother is enrolling for some continuing education from home, and the college she’s now with has somehow managed to finagle accreditation on Masters’ degrees without requiring a thesis to graduate. The board decided to do this, you see, because too many people were passing the classes but then unable to write a passing thesis. Naturally, the best option is to lower the bar and just eliminate the thesis. Naturally."