Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post shared this Johns Hopkins-related anecdote, to be filed under "adorable."
Steve Peifer, the director of college counseling at The King's Academy, a pre-K-12 Christian school in Florida, sent a story to counseling colleagues around the country on a listserv, and he gave Strauss permission to publish it. Peifer wrote:
I hadn't realized how much I missed being around little kids until I was back with them at my new school. So this tiny kid comes up to me and says:
Tiny Kid: What do YOU do at the big kid school?
Me: I help students find colleges to look at.
TK: Daddy says I'm going to Harvard, but I want to go to Papa John's.
It's all about choices, I guess.
One of Strauss' colleagues at The Post suggested the kid might be referring (incorrectly) to Johns Hopkins University. But Peifer surmised: "It was a little kid. I go with the pizza."
Dennis O'Shea, executive director of media relations for Johns Hopkins, told The Post: "I figured it could have been either, but it was funny either way! People find all kinds of innovative ways of misspelling our name. But I've never seen this one before!"