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Sep 30 2010

During my first day of grad school

I was walking around the building with the professor I’m doing rotations with this quarter, and we ran into (who I now know is) one of the secretaries in our business office.

Secretary: Hi! *pauses awkwardly* …Is this…?
Me: ?
Prof: *long confused pause, then realization* …my WIFE?!
Secretary: *nods*
Prof: *laughing* No, this is my first roton!
Secretary: Oh, I’m sorry! I just remember someone saying your wife was younger than you, so…

Real thoughts about grad school to come later, you know, when I’m not actually busy with grad school.

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  1. 1
    Michael Gordon

    I like the word “roton.” It sounds all scientific ‘n stuff.

  2. 2
    Rhacodactylus

    Good for him, why be a professor if you can’t date grad school aged students! Or undergrads as the situation calls for it.~Rhaco

  3. 3
    Gus Snarp

    The secretary thought you were the prof’s young hottie. That should be an ego boost for a few days.

  4. 4
    Mike Hare

    Pretty sure old farts “dating” students is skeezy at best and also pretty sure Jen’s ego gets no boost from being thought of as a profs young hottie…but I could be wrong…as usual.

  5. 5
    Jen

    I should clarify that this professor is fairly young, so it’s not totally implausible :P

  6. 6
    Gus Snarp

    You could be right too, but I think on some level we all like to be though of as young hotties, even if we generally prefer to be judged for our brains.

  7. 7
    LS

    All I’ve got are my looks and my snails-pace wit which is only impressive when I’ve got the Internet providing me with a time buffer for my responses. So, yeah, being a young hottie would be nice. If only. =P

  8. 8
    LS

    So, we’re going to see real thoughts about grad school when you’re done with grad school? =P

  9. 9
    K.W. Ramsey

    So, does this mean Jen could pass as a trophy wife?*prepares to duck*

  10. 10
    moonablaze

    I keep telling my family the same thing. Grad school kicks my ass WAY more than undergrad did.

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