Accounting and English Curriculums Collide

Posted by on May 9, 2012

Who says that Accountants don’t have some creative side to them?  Steve Hirsch, the Accounting Program Chair at MSB was recently teaching a Payroll Accounting class when a student mentioned the need for a tutor.  Hirsch looked at the student and said, “A tutor who tooted the flute – tried to teach two young tutors to toot – said the two to the tutor – is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot.”  Then he asked the class what it was called that he just recited.  Of course he got blank stares from the group but went to say that it was a limerick that he remembered from grade school.  As the class left to attend a lab session, Hirsch created his own payroll limerick and proudly displayed it to the class upon their return.  Here is what he came up with, “There was a professional payroll processor who politely proceeded to process her payroll.  After the processing was properly processed she politely asked her partner to put the papers in the proper processing place.”  And just in case you were wondering – yes – it was on the next test.

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