28 November 2007


The other day I was sitting in a coffee shop chatting with the barista. Next to me sat the husband of one of my co-workers who proposed to me that I ought to find a solution to my job problem by "marrying a PhD and then tagging onto whatever grants he gets". WHAT? Excuse me? There are so many things that bother me about this idea that I'm not even going to start.

PS - Jen, I hope you don't mind that I've stolen your label for this, it seemed most appropriate.


  1. You can't be serious.

    People think like that?
    Holy Hell in a Hand Basket Batman.

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

  2. scarlett, I am totally, deadly serious and I wish I weren't.

  3. I guess the only bright side to this is that at least you aren't the one married to him! I really don't know what else to say....

  4. Is he a phd or is he married to one? either way he doesn't sound like a person I'd want to take advice from. sounds creepy.

  5. Yup. You're right. So much wrong with that remark, just not quite sufficient to be become self-consistent in its wrongness. Or perhaps it is and this person is living in a parallel universe which accidentally became entwined with our own...

  6. wow I am too speechless to say anything other than that I second this comment -

    "Is he a phd or is he married to one? either way he doesn't sound like a person I'd want to take advice from."

  7. Let me say: Don't just go get married even for the grant money! (not that you would... ever. I know.) Really. And also, get new coffee shop buddies, maybe even a whole new coffee shop. Really!

  8. mad hatter, yes, thank goodness for small blessings, eh?

    doris rose, my sentiments exactly.

    seventh sister, no, her is neither a PhD nor is he married to one.

    duckie, unfortunately I can't take credit for the label. I borrowed it from Jen (you can click on her name to find her blog). But I love it too.

    but why, unfortunately he's probably not alone in that sentiment.

    field notes, no he isn't, and the advice was entirely unsolicited.

    orangebloosoms, I'm working on that! (The new coffee shop). And yeah, he's not one of my buddies, he just was eavesdropping and decided to butt in with what he considered his fabulous advice. And being that this is such a small town I knew who he was.


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