Some day, by the grace of God, I'll have the son of some Novell or Microsoft executive in my class. I keep imagining an after-school conversation that goes something like this:

"Mr. Shaw, I tried to follow the instructions you gave on this assignment, but my project just isn't coming out right. I think I need some help."

"Gee, Billy, I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm currently busy assisting other students. Why don't you stand over there, and I'll answer your question just as soon as I am able. Your problem is very important to me."

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