Professor Demands Snacks In Exchange for Instruction


If you want psychology Professor, George Parrot, of Sacramento State College, to teach you, then bring a snack.

As part of Parrot’s team building, he requires students bring him snacks. Parrot said it’s partly to teach the students how to be part of the collective.

Parrot’s handout on the first day of class says, “Not having a snack = no Dr. Parrott or TAs. Now you are responsible for your own lab assignment.”

If he doesn’t get enough snacks, he walks out of class and he’s been doing this for 39 years.

I guess someone (after 39 years???) decided they didn’t want to be part of his collective and complained. The result is that Parrot’s one-way snack-gifting-fest has been shut down.

It’s particularly odd when one considers the fact that he is a psychology professor. Why doesn’t he hold his classes in the snack aisle of the local food market. that would make it a lot more convenient and makes about as much sense. Read more: Sacramento Bee