On any given day, you’ll totally forget how awesome it is that you’re an MIT student, and that there are people outside of MIT who automatically assume that you’re some crazy child genius and an expert in anything and everything just because you go here- and then you get emails like this. I’m still working on the Ring Premiere entry, but a friend forwarded me this in the meantime and I had to share.
———- Forwarded message ———-
Subject: BEST DESK CALL EVER
me: hello, Bexley Desk
guy: hi, is this MIT?
me: this is a dorm at MIT.
guy: can you connect me to the science department?
me: this is a dorm, I don’t really know how to do that. MIT has multiple science departments, so you’d need to call the main number and be more specific.
guy: well, i was calling to settle a bet between me and my stepdaughter. We wanted to know if the moon is a planet or not.
me: well, the moon is a satellite of the planet earth, not a planet itself. it’s a natural satellite.
guy: are you an MIT student?
guy: ok thanks. well, you just cost me money.