A friend was once sitting in a college classroom. The professor was making derisive comments about note-takers, claiming that they frequently miss the point at hand because they are so busy concentrating on taking their notes. The friend thought that a fair point. The professor went so far as to say that he wanted the people in the class right then and there to stop taking notes and start thinking about what he was saying. My friend was nodding his head and happened to notice the fellow next to him who was furiously writing down everything that was being said.
Flabbergasted, my friend asked him, "Didn't you hear what he just said? He said we were supposed to stop taking notes!"
At which the other fellow nodded in agreement, saying "Absolutely. I've got it right here," pointing to his notes.
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