Off-Campus Conversation

Dr. Big Time:You teach at Howard University. Right?
Me:Yes, at the School of Divinity. It's on the East Campus in Northeast DC.
Dr. Big Time:That's near some other religious schools.
Me:Well, it's near Catholic U. And there is a Franciscan monastery nearby.
Dr. Big Time:And you all get together to pray?
Me:(blinking) You're kidding. Right?
Dr. Big Time:(with straight face) No.
Me:The School of Divinity is an academic unit of Howard University.