I am in the middle of grading midterms. This made me think of various jokes people make when they here you are grading. The one that stands out is the staircase joke: “Just throw the papers down a staircase—the ones that reach the bottom get an A.” Can we all just agree to retire this joke? Most of us have heard it before, so let’s leave it alone unless you are really willing to put some work into it…like this guy.
Maybe I am not getting exactly how funny this joke is.