They Said What

As the weather gets colder, job interview decisions come back, and final exams approach, we must all remember that laughter is the best medicine, and keep our ears open for entertaining comments around campus that we can share with others. Anyone who has something they would like to submit, please email

Professor Frances Frei (Managing Service Operations): “If you’re as uncool as I am, and you have a little bit of money, you drive a BMW 3-series.”

[on the course statistical analysis software] “Data Desk rocks. There’s just no gettin’ around it.”

Jennifer Marcus (OG): “I actually despise Verizon.”

Professor Richard Tedlow (Coming of Managerial Capitalism):
[on the Sky Deck seats in each classroom which are always in high demand]: “In addition to raising tuition, which is inexcusably low in my opinion, we ought to auction off these seats.”

“I’ve got a job. No matter how big a fool I make of myself, they can’t fire me.”

[to a hospital administrator who was trying to minimize the measure Length of Stay]: “Do you think people stay at your hospital because they like it? Why would they like it? Is it the food? Is it the Four Seasons?”

John Kelleher (OH): “Is it OK if I make a general comment?”

Professor Tedlow: “Your tuition pays my salary. You can say whatever you want.”

James Liu (OD): “In China there is a saying that you kill a chicken in front of a monkey to scare the monkey.”