How I feel about graduations: "When the name of a loved one isn’t being called, the audience might as well be listening to someone read from a phone book." Other related thoughts in
Among the most boring experiences in life must be the near-endless process of reading out every student’s name at a graduation ceremony. Why do they keep doing this? Interesting article on a (not so) baffling custom (HT ):
See if you can find where the writer undercuts his own thesis