Thursday, August 20, 2015
“So, now, let’s discuss this plan of yours again,” Professor Maxwell Sharp lectured to his student, “You came in here with a gun to my head, yelling and demanding I use the body switching spell that I told you all about in anthropology class earlier today. So now our souls have switched, Sarah, but do you see the problem? Of course you do. You had the gun in your hand, so once we swapped I now have the gun in my hand. I could, of course, in theory, point this gun right back at you, making sure you don’t run away as I recite the spell again. But then we would be in a perpetual standoff, wouldn’t we? Constantly swapping back and forth.
”You should actually consider this your lucky day. I’m not going to fight you on this, Sarah. You want my body? Good luck with it. Are you aware at how little a teacher makes at this school? Particularly an adjunct professor like myself? All you student complain about the cafeteria food and ramen noodles. Wait until you see how terrible the apartment I live in is...or rather, the apartment you now live in is. I don’t know why you thought this was a good idea; I really don’t. But now I have your life, a fresh start. It shouldn’t be hard for me to refocus your major, make sure I can do something with your life...my life now. Teaching was a dead end, but that’s now your dead end. I’ve got a new life as you Sarah, and you no longer have the tool in your hand to force me out of it.
“Better get started on your next lesson plan. You have a lot of catching up to do. As for me, I am dropping your class and taking up a business major.”