Scott's MD-PhD Adventure

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes, it's that time again. The start of the academic year. There is clearly a war going on, and every single office is doing its best to win.

Who: Indian students
Goal: To get a job
Armed with: Their résumé and and a persistent attitude
Catchphrase: "Do you have job for me?"

Vs.

Who: Every single office
Goal: To not have to talk to a single Indian guy who bothers them
Armed with: A sign reading "We have NO graduate assistant positions available"
Catchphrase: "Did you read the sign?!?"

By the ubiquitous nature of the signs, the offices are winning. The Indian guys are not gonna go down without a fight though. Two have stopped me in the hallway to ask who I work for/where I work. One of them even tried to follow me. Our lab has no sign, mostly for my amusement and we're off the beaten path anyway. I've seen them studying department directories, walking around reading doors and making the "Gohhh!" Antiques on the Roadshow face/noise. Yes I've been caught in the crossfire. The not-so-deodorized crossfire. So far I've come out alive.



(Original stolen from here)

1 Comments:

At 1:48 AM, Blogger Jonathan E Cowperthwait said...

"Gohhh"?
Antiques on the Roadshow?

 

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