It all started, as it often does, with the talk of change.

Accounting changes. Changes in estimates. Changes like inventory obsolescence. It’s a riveting subject that glues students in their chairs. Or maybe that’s gravity. Regardless, it’s a subject up for discussion in Chapter 22.

I gave the example of the losing SuperBowl team’s pre-printed “championship” t-shirts, which are obsolete the minute that team loses the game. These shirts are apparently donated to countries such as Haiti (after the earthquake), Armenia, or Zambia (https://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-to-super-bowl-losers-shirts-2014-1)


World Vision is the charity that supervises the donation of these t-shirts.

And I could imagine an immigrant from one of these countries, here to pursue an education. I could imagine him/her/them/zem playing a trivia game with friends, or getting a spot on Jeapardy, and being asked the question:

Who was the 2013 SuperBowl XLVII Champion?

And I can see the Zambia native flushing with excitement, going all in, doubling down, certain of the answer. Certain because every member of  his/her/their/zeir entire village was the lucky recipient of a t-shirt clearly stating that:

 The San Fransisco 49ers won the 2013 SuperBowl XLVII World Championship. Not the Baltimore Ravens.


I live in parallel universii with Rick and Morty.

And then it’s down the rabbit hole of parallel universes, but only for a few seconds, because class must go on.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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