First part of this story must be known to you. But, here a second
(complementary) part is also available.
If you found the first part excellent, second is "Superb"!
For the sake of completeness, first part is retained.
STORY WITH A MORAL
(required reading for graduate students)
Scene: It'a a fine sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outside
his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out of
Fox: "What are you working on?"
Fox:"Hmm. What is it about?"
Rabbit:"Oh, I'm writing about how rabbit eat foxes."
Fox:"That's ridiculous! Any fool know that rabbits don't eat foxes!"
Rabbit:"Come with me and I'll show you!"
They both disappear into the rabbit's burrow. After a few minutes,
gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes
typing. Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.
Wolf:" What's that you are writing?"
Rabbit:" I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eats wolves."
Wolf:" you don't expect to get such rubbish published, do you?"
Rabbit:" No problem. Do you want to see why?"
The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow, and again the rabbit returns by
himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.
Finally a bear comes along and asks, "What are you doing?
Rabbit:" I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eats bears."
Bear: "Well that's absurd!
Rabbit: "Come into my home and I'll show you"
As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to the lion.
IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS
WHAT MATTERS IS WHO YOU HAVE FOR A THESIS ADVISOR.
STORY WITH A MORAL
(required reading for students and supervisors)
Scene: It'a a fine sunny day in the forest, and a lion is sitting outside
his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.
Fox: "Do you know the time, because my watch is broken"
Lion:"Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you"
Fox:"Hmm. But it's a very complicated mechanism, and your great claws
will only destroy it even more"
Lion:"Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed"
Fox:"That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great claws
cannot fix complicated watches"
Lion:"Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed".
The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the
watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and the lion
continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with himself.
Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun.
Wolf: "Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken"
Lion: "Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you"
Wolf: "You don't expect me to believe such rubbish, do you?. There is no
way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV"
Lion:" No problem. Do you want to try it?"
The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a perfectly
fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.
Scene: Inside the lion's cave. In one corner are half a dozen small and
intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work with
very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion looking very
pleased with himself.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY AN ADVISOR IS FAMOUS
LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS STUDENTS.
With humour to fellow Ph.D. student(s)(!) and rp-ers,
Friday, 5:40 pm, India
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