Knows The Least Amount

, | MN, USA | Learning | February 26, 2016

(I’m a work study and my job includes assisting students with making sure they have their student account set up. We were working on their account password when I give the same explanation as everyone else.)

Me: “The requirements for your password has to be at least eight characters long, have uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and a special character. You can NOT have any part of your name in the password either.”

Student: “All right.”

(As the student gets to work on his password and hits enter the password gets kicked back, now when I look over all it shows it blank saying that the password did not meet the requirements. I ask the student about what they put down and he tells me. The password he chose was seven characters long, when the requirements are at LEAST eight characters.)

Me: “Your password has to be at least eight characters long, so why don’t you add another character?”

Student: “But then it’ll be eight characters!”

Me: “Yes, that’s all right. It just has to be at least.”

Student: “But I don’t want it to go over seven.”

(At this point I realize that he’s having issues with the word LEAST. I eventually had to explain to him what least meant.)

Dry Humor

| WA, USA | Related | April 3, 2013

(I am four years old. I am taking an IQ test to see if I can start kindergarten a year early. My dad is watching the test from behind a one way mirror.)

Tester: “What’s a liquid that comes in a bottle?”

Me: “Beer!”

Tester: “…Okay. Why don’t you tell me another one?”

Me: “Wine!”

Dad: “Is this where child protective services show up?”

Some Things Just Don’t Add Up

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Learning | March 12, 2013

(I work in the testing center for a community college. We administer placement exams and make-up exams, among other things. This particular student is taking his placement exam.)

Me: “Okay, sir, I have you set up on that computer over there.” *points to computer* “Just finish filling in your personal information and the test will begin.”

Student: “Okay, thanks.”

(About forty-five minutes go by as the student goes through the exam. I then see him raise his hand, so I stand up and walk over to his computer.)

Me: “Is there something wrong?”

Student: “Yeah, it’s telling me that I’m about to start the arithmetic test.”

Me: “Yes, that is part of the placement exam.”

Student: “But I’m supposed to be taking a math test, not an arithmetic test!”

Some Things Just Don’t Add Up

| Baltimore, MD, USA | Right | October 27, 2011

(I work in the testing center for a community college. We administer placement exams and make-up exams, among other things. This particular student is taking his placement exam.)

Me: “Okay, sir, I have you set up on that computer over there.” *points to computer* “Just finish filling in your personal information and the test will begin.”

Student: “Okay, thanks.”

(About forty-five minutes go by as the student goes through the exam. I then see him raise his hand, so I stand up and walk over to his computer.)

Me: “Is there something wrong?”

Student: “Yeah, it’s telling me that I’m about to start the arithmetic test.”

Me: “Yes, that is part of the placement exam.”

Student: “But I’m supposed to be taking a math test, not an arithmetic test!”

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