People didn’t like to waste time back then.Posted: December 5, 2012
Intending to work with his father on their ranch, Brubeck entered the College of the Pacific in Stockton, California, (now the University of the Pacific) studying veterinary science, but transferred on the urging of the head of zoology, Dr. Arnold, who told him “Brubeck, your mind’s not here. It’s across the lawn in the conservatory. Please go there. Stop wasting my time and yours”.
(from It’s About Time: The Dave Brubeck Story by Fred M. Hall, quoted in Wikipedia).