The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48652   Message #731554
Posted By: JenEllen
17-Jun-02 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?
Subject: Explaining "How do you solve?"
From a note I sent to Ebbie (in lieu of cliquification)

Have you ever seen the Sound of Music? The Ellensburg Community Theatre is doing that play this summer, and they took up practicing on the grass in between the science building and the library. For a solid week, every time I opened either the office or classroom windows, "So long--Farewell" "The hillllllssssss are allllliiiiveee"....Drove me (and everyone else) completely nutso.

On the freshman biology final, I added the bonus question:
"How DO you solve a problem like Maria?"

I sat for a solid hour giggling and grading exams! "Duct tape and leeches" "Have her spayed and de-barked" "What? The drugs didn't work? The only other option is electro-shock therapy"