Kerry Temple | October 12, 2016
Call this little parable a lesson in human nature. See if it helps illuminate what’s happening in America these days. I think it does.
The story begins in the Joyce Center where, in December 1972, two ticket windows were readied to sell student tickets for the Orange Bowl game between Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Tickets were to go on sale at 8:30 a.m., and when I arrived at 7:30, I found two lines had formed. Stepping to the end of the line put me about 20 people away from one of the two windows. Several thousand tickets were allocated for the student sale, and each student could buy six tickets by showing six student IDs. No problem, even though we all knew not all those tickets would be used by Notre Dame students.