I’M VERY HAPPY TO BRING YOU ANOTHER PIECE OF STUDENT WRITING FROM LAST TERM’S CLASS AT KOÇ. THE AUTHOR IS HAZAL YUMUKOĞLU, A SENIOR MAJORING IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AND AN ASPIRING COMEDIAN. THE TITLE IS “A ROOTER: THE ROOTS OF A SENSE OF HUMOR.”
“Are all cell phones off?”
“Home phones unplugged?”
“Locked, as are all communication means.”
“Has ‘she’ been informed?”
“Couple of times. She won’t be in the way, won’t even approach the vicinity between 19.00 and 21.00 pm.”
So far, you expect Bruce Willis to blow up the place.
“Good. Which show is on?”
“Damn! She’s more into The Magnificent Century. What if she gets bored and feels the urge to barge in?”
“Mo–om! Don’t forget, the game is about to start!!”
“Alright, alright I won’t come to the living room… God!”
It sounds like a CIA operation, but it’s just the routine preparation to watch a Galatasaray match in our house. As a huge Galatasaray fan, my father has certain rules while watching a game, which I will discuss later. First, I would like to tell you my first words. “Mom?” “Dad?” “Pee?” No, no and no. They were “Ye-ye-ye, Ya-ya-ya!” This was my best try at repeating the GS anthem after my father.