Tall Order

I work as a secretary at a university, and one of my faculty members came into the office to get his mail. We have the typical office mail slots with each professor’s name on the front in alphabetical order. I explained to him that we were getting new mailboxes. He protested because he is over 6’5” and his mailbox is at the bottom; the slots should not be done alphabetically, but by height.

I pointed out that students and other faculty who stop by do not know how tall each professor is. They should stay the way they are.

He protested again, “I should be on top because I am a man and men should always be on top!”

I told him to consider me his Lilith.

Beth Durkin


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