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Linda -World's only honest University Receptionist, or prejudiced cow?

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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The UK comedy series Little Britain does spot-on sketches of a departmental secretary at a university (I suppose in an arts/humanity department).
It is uncanny.
However the twist is that she always phones some Professor and needs to describe a student. This is where the black humor comes in, because she always makes very politically incorrect remarks.
This makes me wonder what they actually thought of me, while they had this whole aura of niceness.
Is this what academics really think of their students?
While you stress about a late essay they think about your funny defect?
I wouldn't be surprised.

Here is a sample of some clips.

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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Little Britain is amazing! Linda was one of my favourite characters.

I like another character of his... "Computer says no."



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 01:04 AM
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Just went through all of those on Youtube, please feel free to post clips!
That receptionist (Computer says No) is definately related to Linda!

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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Oh my, Linda charges forth.
Although she gets quite nasty, there is a major truth here.
One cannot describe people by their most blatant aspects in a politically correct environment.
The liberal academy is the center of that culture in many ways, so Linda is the last person we would normally expect to blurt it out.

Campus culture is really so pretentious in many ways.
I suppose every student wants to be special (well, at least those who care for their studies), but it's a business at the end of the day, and the workers in that sausage factory must be so jaded after a few years.
Like Linda, for example.


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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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It's just always amusing to me when people say the military or a job (if you can still get one regionally) after school are sooo tough.
I'd say the academic environment can actually break a person, and destroy all their self-worth.
It can even pass somebody, but damn them with faint praise.
A nasty academic is worse than a nasty drill sergeant, because nobody will build you up after they broke you.
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