A flim-flam man turns philosophy professor only to be shocked by the company he now must keep. Well worth reading it all, here's a juicy excerpt:
"Bob, the professor business is even sleazier than the jewelry business. At least in the jewelry business we were honest about being fake. Plus, when I go to conferences, I've never seen such pretentiousness. These are the most precious people I've ever met."
"Come on, Clancy. Did you really think people were going to be any better in a university?"
"Um, kind of." Of course I did. "And it's not that they're not better. They're worse."
Welcome to my world!