Sunday, February 04, 2007

Seat Covers And Calculator Monkeys

I often think of clever, witty, rude things to call people, names of which my mom would not approve. So Mom, skip this post, OK?

Here are a few of them:
  • Calculator monkeys. These are students who were trained in which order to push the buttons on their calculator, but they understand neither the significance of the numbers they enter nor the mechanics of the operation they're performing. Also known as "calculator jockeys".
  • Seat covers. These are bureaucrats whose sole purpose in life seems to be to warm a chair.
  • Snow jobbers. Students who write a lot of letters and numbers down and then, miraculously at the bottom, x=2. Problem is that x=2 doesn't follow from ANY of their previous work, nor does any of their previous work make sense.
  • Sausage stuffers. Students who, when solving a word problem, choose two numbers at random from the problem and perform an arbitrary operation on them. Like sausage, their answer is made by indiscriminately taking parts of the problem and stuffing them in somewhere unnatural.
  • People who have their heads so far up their butts they need a colonoscopy to see the light. Speaks for itself.