1. I took the course of Time Series Analysis from Statistics Department. My teammate in the final project is an American guy in the engineering school, around 10 years older than me. He was dating a girl at the onset of this course when he complained to me about how high maintenance his girlfriend was and he was struggling among courses, research and his girlfriend. He told me he would like to quit dating that girl but couldn’t do it. Why, I asked.
He said before dating that girl he was not sure he would like to do it. So he asked that girl whether she had other potential boyfriend candidates. The girl told him she asked a few guys from engineering school but all of them said they didn’t have enough time and warned him of what could happen. “I can’t quit dating a girl for the reason she warned me of beforehand” he said…
2. But he is a really fun guy to work with and shares some of his dating experience with me which is really useful. One rule of thumb he gave me was, “Don’t be nice to girls other than your girlfriend while you are dating…”
3. One day the professor was returning people’s homework by the calling the names marked on people’s homework when he met a nameless homework. So he asked anybody’s homework has no name on it? Nobody answered. He asked a few times until he decided to offer some important information like, “This homework is written in pen not pencil and on white paper…”
4. I volunteered to give a talk on my previous lottery buying experience on the Friday before the last. After that, on the following Friday I was up to do final project’s presentation for the same course. At the starting point of the presentation, I was talking like,
“Hello, everybody. It’s been a week since the last time I gave a speech to you guys. I thank all of you waiting for me for such a long time…..”
5. That course’s professor has a really really short haircut and stayed in that way for the whole semester by which we were all totally impressed. By the end of the final presentation, I was talking like,
“Ironically, the only useful thing discussed by statistics is predication while the prediction made by statistics is not reliable at all. Whenever I thought about this, I feel guilty. But because of our professor’s brilliant teaching, charming smile and peerless haircut… or almost-no-hair cut…. I decide to give statistics one more chance by predicting our presentation will be graded higher than 90%. If it comes true, statistics is still somehow useful. Otherwise you guys (most students in the class are from statistics) really should quit statistics and come to my department.”