By Lucas Mather
After quizzes, at the beginning of class, I say, “I’ll probably just let you guys go after this. I mean, after the quiz. You’ll have done enough by then.”
Well, yeah. Look, there’s three options. I could let you go before this, in which case you’d be gone already. I could let you go right now, in which case I would be doing so right now. Or, the only other option is to let you go after this. In the future. The end of class is in the future–is “after this.”
Well, I can let you out 10 seconds early, if you like.
Copyright Lucas J. Mather, 2012
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Originally published to Facebook Wednesday 21 November 2012 at 2:20 pm
Dr. Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. is the producer and host of The Republican Professor Podcast. He teaches Constitutional Law, The American Founding, and American Political Institutions at Azusa Pacific University in Lost Angeles County, California. He has taught Logic and Ethics for nearly 20 years in Southern California including LMU in LA, Pepperdine in Malibu, and California State University in Lost Angeles.