Prof. Hyde: Go on, my officious friend.
Dr. Jekyll: Our college has an associate dean that seems insistent on personally re-arranging offices this time of year.
Prof. Hyde: Why so troubled? That seems perfectly normal.
Dr. Jekyll: Alas, I shall have to explain more. As proffies leave for fairer ports once spring term is over, the associate dean helps to clean, refurbish and repair the vacated offices for the new hires who will be occupying them during the coming fall.
Prof. Hyde: You mean he does the grunt work? Isn't there a facilities staff for that?
Dr. Jekyll: Yes and yes. Further the facilities staff has a pay rate much lower than that of the associate dean. The sight of him sweating away is, well, I'm not sure.
Prof Hyde: Perhaps you should send this story to Academic Water Cooler and see if they can provide an appropriate finish to that last sentence.
-- Dr. Jekyll & Prof. Hyde
OK, boys and girls. What comes to mind when you think about your dean performing manual labor to clean up a new faculty member's office?