New dean

Listening to the commencement address by the new dean, Professor Papp turned to a woman sitting beside him.

“Can you believe that the trustees named someone so ugly to be our new dean?”

Stiffening, the woman said, “I beg your pardon, but do you know who I am?”

Turning to study her, the professor replied, “Can’t say I do.”

“I’ll have you know that I am that ugly man’s wife!”

Drawing himself erect, the professor shot back, “And do you know who I am?”

“I haven’t had the pleasure,” she said icily.

“Good,” he replied, “then my job’s still safe.”

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