Shumck: I need a book.
Me: Ok...What book do you need?
Shumck: Um...I'm not sure.
Me: (fake smile plaster on my face) Ok, what subject?
Shmuck: I think it's English.
Me: Who's your instructor?
Shmuck: Ms. _____.
Me: Oh, you need history.
Shmuck: Oh yeah.
Me: History 1 or 2?
Shmuck: Um, I don't remember.
Me: Did you need a textbook or a novel?
Shmuck: I need the textbook. I'll recognize it when I see it.
Alright, most of our history textbooks are by the same publisher and have very similar bookcovers. Shmuck ain't got a chance!
(5 minutes after Shmuck stares at the shelves)
Me: Do you have your syllabus? It will be listed on your syllabus.
Shmuch: It's at home. I'll have to go home and check it.