Monday, June 15, 2009

Getting Real

Victor Davis Hanson relates a story from the farm to illustrate the difference between academia and the real world:

And then after about 3 months of sizing me up (at 26, I confess looking back I was not 1/8th the man my grandfather was at 86) he began stealing water in insidious ways: taking an extra day on his turn, cutting in a day early on mine, siphoning off water at night, destroying my pressure settings, watering his vineyards on days that were on my allotment. Stealing no less! And in 1980!

[HT: Eclecticity]

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