Humor for the day

I got these from a post by Lee Sigelman, over at The Monkey Cage. These were my favorites from his longer post. Ah, graduate school!

You just might be a graduate student if…

  • you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.
  • you have ever brought a scholarly article to a bar.
  • you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.
  • everything reminds you of something in your discipline.
  • you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.
  • you look forward to summers because you’re more productive without the distraction of classes.
  • you consider all papers to be works in progress.
  • professors don’t really care when you turn in work anymore.
  • you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.
  • you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.
  • you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.
  • you find yourself explaining to children that you are in “20th grade.”
  • you start refering to stories like “Snow White et al.”
  • you look forward to taking some time off to do laundry.

3 responses to “Humor for the day

  1. Brings back the memories….

  2. This is totally awesome … LOVE IT and not surprisingly find myself in pretty much every one of those. 🙂

  3. Dr. Tim Mooney

    I got my Ph.D from So. Miss. in ’89, so I was at the cusp of the computer generation. I remember professors on my committee who were jealous that we had the IBM PS-2 and could make corrections so quickly. They tried to find OTHER ways to make our lives more difficult. I was the last one in our group that actually used a typewriter to do their work; I was too poor to get a computer, but was talked into it when I began writing the dissertation.

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