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Hi, I exist. It's a snow day, or half of one; Harvard admin/staff closed, but FAS did not, so I had to go in to lecture and teaching meeting. I then came home in something of a hurry before the snow got worse. I'm here to tell you the first ridiculous story of this semester, pasted from a group chat.

My Friday section contains two people with the same first and last name.

Correction: my section contains FOUR Williams. One goes by Will. But TWO of them have the same last name AND MIDDLE INITIAL.

(Note also that there is another section at this time, why are the two identically named young men not separated from each other.)

[friend 1]
it’s a test of ur will(s)

[friend 2]
Give them new better names

William the [adjective]

[friend 3]
"you will now be willhames welseton the third, and you will be wilma willson pennyworth".... oh. that makes a lot more sense.

[various other amusing ideas]

[friend 4]
or see if any of them would rather go by internet handles? xD

jinian [6:11 PM]
Okay, the story of the Wills gets better:

The two with the identical first MI and last know each other and grew up five miles apart. They know the third.


The fourth william was an INTERLOPER, who furthermore left early for a track meet. I said "you need this PCR product for your later labs" and he said:


[friend 2]
wait. does that mean there's a _fifth_ william who is actually on your class list

oh my god

jinian [6:13 PM]

The correct fourth William was missing and this slacker William took his place!

His identical twin IS IN FACT in this class. So twin of fifth William did the PCR yesterday in his lab section and I guess they figure they can share?!

I sent all this information to the preceptor (along with an accusation that she was trolling me with these Williams) and her response was,

"!!!!!!! No! Will contact Will."

She wins.

Date: 2017-02-10 02:48 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (W13 - Claudia MEEP (winterfish))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Oh. Wow. *boggles* Good luck?

Date: 2017-02-10 04:18 am (UTC)
akycha: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akycha
I've had three of one name but never more!

You are braver than me, I canceled class. Could not face the train. Would have been okay getting in, hell getting home, and I do NOT want to sleep under my desk.

Date: 2017-02-10 03:20 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Please tell me that at least none of them have the last name Williams.

(I hit this in a family tree I was working on; when I hit William Williams IV, I screamed aloud.)

Date: 2017-04-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
elynne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elynne
I giggled. Hysterically.


hey love, I'm an inconstant satellite

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