Here's Why This Hilarious Image Is Going Viral

One professor has a smartphone and he's not afraid to use it.

professor air drops The Office meme photo to student not paying attention in class.

We've all been guilty of getting distracted during a college lecture, and with the rise of social media and the tech addiction that comes with it, the temptation to browse through Twitter as your professor drones on and on is greater than ever. One teacher, however, had a pretty hilarious way of dealing with his student's wandering attention.

Lizzy Smith, a reporter and journalism student at the University of Texas, recently shared a meme that her professor air dropped to her phone when he caught her browsing on the Internet during one his classes.

Touché, Professor Donaldson. (For those not familiar with the meme from the hit TV show The Office, it shows Michael Scott, the manager of a small paper company, whispering "I'll kill you" to Toby, the HR rep that he hates.)

Smith tweeted the hysterical photo last week, with the caption, "I snuck out my phone during lecture and immediately received this … cue the x files theme." It has since received over 146,000 retweets and almost 500,000 likes.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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