Southbound 48, 6:30 PM

Three young women from the University of Washington are sitting in the front section, passing the time on the ride home.

College woman 1: “Next year I’ll be a TA for juniors and seniors. They’re not going to respect me.”

CW 2: “Just bring a big-a** ruler on the first day and beat the crap out of one or two of ’em.”

A discussion ensues about ways to intimidate undergrads, most which involve yelling and yardsticks. Some are more elaborate and require props and professional actors.

CW 1: “I just don’t want to be one of those stoned TAs coming in saying, ‘I don’t have anything prepared today, so why don’t you just work on homework? But if you have any questions, don’t ask me, ’cause I have no idea.'”