Here are a few of the results from the faculty auction last night, and my mind is reeling from the prices I heard some packages going for.
$150 for tennis lesson?
$250 for a murder mystery evening?
My question is, where is all the money coming from? The people I know bitch about spending more than $5 on a lunch. I simply can't believe that people would fork over $50 each just to hang out with a professor for an evening. I go out of my way to avoid them like the plague (no offense to professors), let alone feel like I want to go further in debt just for an opportunity for some quality 1-on-1 ass-kissing time.
And dinner with Kurtz? I'm sorry, but if I'm going to spend a lot of money on a dinner, I want it to be in a really nice restaurant, with a relaxing dinner companion. It's hardly relaxing to live in fear that your professor is going to bark, "State the title!" I would probably have indigestion as soon as the professor opened his mouth.