At the fall semester winds down, those of you dealing with students whining about their grades and workload may enjoy this instructor's Top Ten No Sympathy Lines. Gems include:
Leprechauns, unicorns, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, hobbits, orcs - and students who know the material but don't do well on exams. Mythical creatures.
Compare to the academic librarian's plight of, "no, you need to do the research, although I can show you how."