The resident faculty left a sample ballot with two options – Θ and Φ – outside the mail room door. The BPI Campus has no fraternities or sororities, so it had to be a clue. (More)
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That leaves only the odd ballot left by the resident faculty as they made their way from the
wine cellar library where they spent the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”) to the hot tub faculty lounge for their weekly game where the underwear goes flying planning conference.
The ballot offered only two choices – Θ and Φ – and the BPI Campus has no fraternities or sororities, unless you count the Weltschmerzklub, which we don’t, as to count them we’d have to talk to them and that’s … too much ennui. Heavy sigh.
The ballot was obviously a clue, and the staff pondered why the resident faculty would ask us to vote on Theta, Phi, or for that matter, any other Greek letters. Sure, some are commonly used in mathematics, but the staff prefer leave such matters to the Fizzix Department.
“They’re just characters,” the
Professor of Astrology Janitor finally said.
“Eureka!” the Squirrel texted on his Blewberry.
“That’s not a Greek character,” Chef replied while paging through feta cheese recipes.
“Iz all Greek 2 me,” Pootie the Precious added on her iHazPhone.
“Of course not,” the Squirrel texted back, “and of course it is. I think. Anyway, the point is, the resident faculty are asking us to vote on two characters. So this week they’ll obviously discuss why voters choose more based on candidates’ characters, why that’s actually a better criteria than specific plans and policies, and then highlight the clear, character-based choice between President Obama and Mitt Romney.”
“You listened outside the
hot tub faculty lounge again, didn’t you?” Chef asked.
“Just like Mrs. Archimedes,” he texted back with a wink.