ishyface: (i shall never grow old)
Rest in peace, Sir Terry.
ishyface: (feeling casual)
It had been a good education, too. But it had only been later on that she'd realized that iot had been an education in, well, education. It meant that if anyone ever needed to calculate the volume of a cone, then they could confidently call on Susan Sto-Helit. Anyone at a loss to recall the campaigns of General Tacticus or the square root of 27.4 would not find her wanting. If you needed someone who could talk about household items and things to buy in the shops in five languages, then Susan was at the head of the queue. Education had been easy.

Learning things had been harder.

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

- Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett

There you go. If, in ten years, I am working as a governess for Ankh-Morpork's middle class and moonlighting as the anthropomorphic personification of Death, it's college's fault.

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