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.


  1. Mike Hare says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. LS says

    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

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