Very good things can come from tiny people

I remember a particular professor in my undergraduate years whom I had taken a class with and liked. So when I heard she was teaching statistics during the summer, I signed up.

First day of class:
Prof: Why so forlorn?
Me: I suck at math. So bad the entire Chinese community is ashamed of me.

*Prof walks away and comes back with a piece of paper and the garbage can*

Prof: Write down what you just said.

I wrote it down and she took the paper and shredded it before dumping it in the garbage can.

Prof: There. That's not your worry. It is MY job to make sure you come out not sucking.

After the finals, the prof came and said: "Remember, very good things can come from tiny people."

I got a 94.