succumbing to peer pressure

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In which Dad says ridiculous things

Introducing the parents to one of my committee members:
Me: Mom, Dad, meet Dr. W., he used to teach in Minnesota. Dr. W., Mom and Dad went to grad school in Minnesota.
Dad: Yeah, that was back when it only took four years to earn a PhD.

Picking up the bound copies of my dissertation:
Dad: Huh. Mine was longer.

Thanks to 3.5 years of therapy, I rose to neither bait.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being concise is a virtue.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

1. "Yeah dad, now they make you work for it. It's not just something they give you to avoid going to Vietnam anymore."

2. "Well, shoot, if I knew that I was being judged on weight instead of content..."

12:19 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

OOoh! Ooo!

2b. "Yeah, I know. What can I say? More numbers, less b.s. to justify a ridiculous thesis."

12:24 PM  

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