December 2, 2005

And I thought it was shocking when I opened my office door one morning and found a man sleeping on my sofa.

But this... this... Oh, it's so horrible. And hilarious. (Via Dan Drezner.)

21 comments:

tiggeril said...

I thought one of the unspoken rules of college was that you kept your sexin' to the library stacks and empty classrooms, not offices.

Not that I did, I'm just saying.

Bruce Hayden said...

Hilarious yes. Horrible? I don't see that.

tiggeril said...

I found this in the comments over there:

I think this is an allegory. Half naked man is the modern GOP.
The academic whose office is being ‘soiled’ as he stands passively in the doorway is the modern Democratic party. (When threated by half naked man with being 'reported' why didn't he respond by saying you can do that when campus police arrive as I've just called them?)
Of course, the weeping girl is the American people.


Zuh?

FXKLM said...

I agree with Bruce. I'd have to see them before I could pass judgment on whether it was horrible or not.

reader_iam said...

A rare achievement: BOTH my husband (who generally doesn't bother with blogs unless they're hard-technology or Steinberger-guitar-specific) laughed until, quite literally, tears came from our eyes.

Hilarious--and, yes--horrible. I'd never feel the same way about my office couch again.

Icepick said...

Is it horrible? Hell yes!

Do you REALLY think they're going to clean up the office or just leave their effluvia and other waste products in there? And what if they got something in your coffee mug or in your stack of research papers?

Imagine how that could impact someone who doesn't have tenure. No one would buy the excuse, "Well, I was going to publish a paper in a prestiguous journal, but I walked into my office one morning and there was this coupledoing it all over my research papers!" Yuck.

reader_iam said...

"and I" ...

Sorry, laughing to hard too hard to type ...

Pooh said...

I just want to find the 'male student's' blog and see his take.

reader_iam said...

I'm sorry, but I can't get the damned IMAGERY out of my mind ...

(Come to think of it, a couple once did lock me out of my own bedroom once during a birthday party I threw back when I had my own apartment. That was weird enough!)

Meade said...

Clearly, Scott Eric Kaufman has never heard of the rare mental affliction Sexomniaonrandomprofessors'couchsomania or he would have been more sensitive to and tolerant of this poor couple's sad plight.

jeff said...

Hysterical... I knew that kids sense of "entitlement" was at an all time high, but that's a bit much.

Ann Althouse said...

Bruce, FX: What I find horrible is the experience of opening your office door and finding this. I thought it was horrible to discover a fully clothed man lying on my sofa. Fortunately, he didn't have sexomnia.

Ann Althouse said...

Meade: I wrote my comment before reading yours.

Meade said...

Ann: But once you read my comment, you became more sensitive and tolerant and less horrified, right? I mean, it has to be neuroendocrinalbiochemically determined behaviour, right?

Harkonnendog said...

Er- this is just fuggin' disgusting. Those kids, at least the male, need to be tossed out of the school, for the disrespectful language alone, if sex in random teachers' offices is allowed, which it apparently is, given the teachers reaction.

And if that teacher is a man, double wtf. I mean that boy NEEDS a beatdown badly.

Scott Eric Kaufman said...

harkonnendog,

I'm not sure what it is about my reaction that makes you think students are allowed to have sex in random teacher's offices. I thought it signified the exact opposite. As for not beating down the guy, well, UCI has a strict "No Beating Down Students Even When They So Richly Deserve It" policy.

Meade said...

Besides, "beat down" is last century. In 2005, the student who so richly deserves it is "blogged down".

Doesn't leave marks.

reader_iam said...

UCI has a strict "No Beating Down Students Even When They So Richly Deserve It" policy.

Scott:

Pesky administrators! Always Peppering us with Policies! Regulating us with Rules! Crippling us with Codes! Sending Students to have Sex Surreptitiously in our Spaces!

Um, well maybe not the last thing ...

Womlet said...

How do you know they were both students? :S

reader_iam said...

I don't; but if I assumed they weren't, it would have messed up my alliterative riff.

How shallow am I?

Bruce Hayden said...

Ann,

Ok, I can see why you would see it as being horrible that someone had used your couch that way. Maybe this is the difference between guys and girls here. I wouldn't have seen it as much as what I think you see as an invasion or intrusion.

Don't know why I think there may be a sexual difference here, but I don't think that I would have felt as invaded as I gather you would have.

Then again, I am trying to envision a situation in the last couple of decades where anyone would have even wanted my office for that. Except for my year in Salt Lake, most of my offices over the last couple of decades have been extremely well secured (typically at least requring both a card and a key for access).