Saturday, May 22, 2010

Better coupons than I get in MY paper...

The three hardest questions to answer at family parties while in graduate school:

Well-meaning person: So, what classes are you taking?

The honest grad student answer (at least in the sciences) is sorry, I don't really take many classes, or infact, any, after my second year. In any case the majority of my time is spent working in the lab and teaching, which is why I get "paid" to "go to school."

Well-meaning person: Is your plan to become a professor after this?

The honest grad student answer: After this, I expect that I'll never want to see an undergrad again.

Well-meaning person: So, when do you graduate?

The honest grad student answer: Walks away, bitterly weeping.

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