Talk about applying your education to the everyday world.
Was the man angry? Of course not. He would have done the same for us.
Looking back on that morning, I realize that Cal State Long Beach not only taught us all how to eschew human contact, but it taught us also how to sense it and casually dodge it. And because of this, I would hazard a guess that Cal State Long Beach grads are among the least murdered. Thank you, Cal State Long Beach. You may not teach "book smarts," but you teach something else, something I like to call "not-getting-murdered smarts."