The most entertaining part, however, are the perhaps unintentional messages that certain public service announcements are sending.
See, I have reason to visit the psychology department from time to time as well as the sociology department and I've noticed that the public service flyers posted on the various bulletin boards are different.
-In the sociology department, the flyers are urging people to cover their mouths when they cough or yawn, and to cough or yawn into their elbows rather than into their hands.*
-In the psychology department the flyers are urging people to wash their hands frequently, to refrain from unnecessary interpersonal contact, and to use hand sanitizer after touching things like door handles.
All of these are great suggestions, but I can't help wondering if the administration isn't sending a subtle message. They apparently want the sociologists to just keep their mouths shut- which isn't a surprise when you think about it. As for the psychologists, apparently the admin just wants them to keep their hands to themselves.
And all of this just has me wondering: What the heck do they think is going on in the Psych department?
* Actually, I picked up that little habit years ago when teaching preschool. It's a great idea when you think about it, but you feel a smidge silly at first.