Rate My Professors got there before UD did.

It’s very dangerous, teaching chemistry in Pocatello, and you’ve got to pack heat.

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9 Responses to ““Occasionally shoots himself in the foot during class.””

  1. John Says:


  2. Dr_Doctorstein Says:

    Hate to be on that guy’s retention committee, if only because it’d be so hard to keep a straight face.

  3. Jack/OH Says:

    “Guns don’t shoot professors in the foot, professors . . . .” I like the young woman who’ll be taking safety courses so she doesn’t shoot herself in the foot. Yup, I suppose that learning how not to shoot yourself is a step toward firearms proficiency.

    (My handgun-owning days were some thirty years ago. Firearms proficiency (including safety) is all about drill–low-end repetitive learning by practicing over and over. Long story short: you’re responsible for every discharge from your weapon, including accidental and negligent discharges.)

  4. Dr_Doctorstein Says:

    “You’re responsible for every discharge…including accidental and negligent discharges.”

    Many an abandoned lass wishes it were so.

  5. Greg Says:

    Had he jumped backwards to sit on a table at the front of his class, as I sometimes do — though in my case without the heat — the pistol would have been leveled straight at his students. Considerably more serious than the sort of poetic justice in “toot, toot, tootsie, goodbye.” Gives new meaning to the old saw: “look to the right of you and to the left: some of you may not be here at the semester’s end. Perhaps on line classes are becoming better bets, all things considered.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I’m not a fan of RMP, but I do appreciate the earlier comments that describe him as squirrelish and fidgety. Indeed.

  7. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Anonymous: Indeed, all the RMP comments on this professor are well worth reading. UD

  8. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    Arrrrgh. RMP took down the comment. What a shame.

  9. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Van: I know – a lot of people are coming to my blog because I’m one of the few blogs that recorded the comment.

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