The Inefficient Lift

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Many years after receiving my graduate degree, I returned to my alma mater as a faculty member. one day, while in a crowded elevator, someone remarked on the elevator's inefficiency. I responded that they had not changed in the 20 years since I began there as a student.

When the doors finally opened, I felt a compassionate pat one my back, then turned around to see an elderly nun smiling at me. "You'll get that degree, dear," she whispered.

"Perseverance is a virtue."

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