The Final

A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, “Using every applicable thing you’ve learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST.”

So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are preparing to embark on novels proving that this chair doesn’t exist, except for one student. He spends thirty seconds writing his answer, then turns his final in to the astonishment of his peers.

Time goes by, and the day comes when all the students get their final grades…and to the amazement of the class, the student who wrote for thirty seconds gets the highest grade in the class.

His answer to the question: “What chair?”

Image Credit: Michigan Tech

  52 comments for “The Final

  1. January 6, 2015 at 12:32 am

    LOL well that was easy wasn't it ….aplause…applause

    Have a seattastic day Sandee :-h

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      For him it was. πŸ™‚

  2. January 6, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Brilliant! bahahahaha!

    Have yourself a funtabulus Toosdee, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      I thought so too Barb. You have yourself a funtabulus Toosdee too. πŸ™‚

  3. January 6, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Brilliant answer.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Yes it was Rhonda. πŸ™‚

  4. January 6, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Seymour doesn't get it LOL

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      You'll explain it to him right? Good. πŸ™‚

  5. January 6, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Now that was a good one. That is one smart kid. Thanks for that great laugh, this morning. You have one heck of a day Sandee, along with Zane and Little Bit.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      He's a smart one indeed. You have one heck of a day too. πŸ™‚

  6. January 6, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Super answer!
    Have a great day!

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Indeed it is. πŸ™‚

  7. January 6, 2015 at 5:31 am

    What professor? Ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful snowy Tuesday Sandee. ( Snowy because Amherstburg has snow the last two days ) See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      You're silly Paul and I like that. πŸ™‚

  8. January 6, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Lol. Good answer.
    Have a good day.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Good answer indeed. πŸ™‚

  9. January 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Smart kid. πŸ™‚

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      There are a lot of smart kids out there too. πŸ™‚

  10. January 6, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Another laugh out loud at the punch line. Thanks!

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      I'm glad you enjoyed this Jean. πŸ™‚

  11. January 6, 2015 at 7:07 am

    He saw that coming. He was a philosophy major.He did, however, have a math professor who simply said, "write down everything you know" and left the room. It would have taken Him just as short a time as this philosophy test.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Yep, another great question and an equally good response. πŸ™‚

    • January 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      His longer answer would have been, "Since I Kant think about it, it isn't". -RenΓ© Descartes.

    • January 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Love that quote. πŸ™‚

  12. January 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Hehe clever guy g-)

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Clever and then some. πŸ™‚

  13. January 6, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Oh yes! Simply brilliant. You always start my day with a smile.

    Big hugs from sunny WPB, honey…

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Simply brilliant. Big hugs back honey. πŸ™‚

  14. January 6, 2015 at 7:58 am

    It's pretty simple when you truly don't believe that it exists. Brilliant answer. Proof positive that less is more.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Less is more and it took me years to figure that out. πŸ™‚

  15. January 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

    well that was a good one πŸ™‚

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Yes it was a good one. πŸ™‚

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  17. January 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Heeheehee! KISS — Keep It Super Simple!

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Yes, my years working was ruled by KISS. πŸ™‚

  18. January 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    EXACTLY! c-)

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Exactly Odie. πŸ™‚

  19. January 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Good answer. I had a thermodynamics professor who drove us crazy with problems like that. He once asked the class, "What is the color of water?" We thought it was a trick question and we were stumping our collective brains to figure it out. I asked my daughter who was four at the time and it took her one second to say blue.

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Your daughter is brilliant. πŸ™‚

  20. January 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    smart kid.

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Very smart kid. πŸ™‚

  21. January 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    No overthinking there!

    Hope you had a wonderful day Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Over thinking is a terrible thing. I've done it more than once. πŸ™‚

  22. January 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    He's one smart kid πŸ™‚ sometimes over analyzing and over thinking make it more complicated than it really is right?

    • January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Most of the time over analyzing is a bad thing. πŸ™‚

  23. January 6, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Smart answer!

    • January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Very smart indeed Binky. πŸ™‚

  24. January 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Great answer! y-)

    • January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Well, it sure didn't take him long on that final. πŸ™‚

  25. January 7, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Ha!!! So true of the highly educated & seemingly brilliant minds who so often overlook the obvious.

    • January 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Kids can usually see the obvious far quicker than us adults too. πŸ™‚

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