Wednesday, April 06, 2005


A old grad school acquaintance appeared the in the Chronicle recently. He who wasn’t especially likable back then came off in the article as quite a thoughtful fellow.

“That’s what the competition in graduate school can do,” said Adam. “It can bring out the worst in people, and temporarily turns them into pricks.”

“Or,” I offered, “surrounded by such pricks, a graduate student can instead get in the habit of offering up her jugular. And then that graduate student will spend the rest of her life in a state of seething resentment."

“Like I said,” Adam blithely continued, “Graduate school can bring out the worst in people.”


At 6:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...or your grad school acquaintance is still a prick, but the reporter made him sound thoughtful to fit the slant of the article. :-)

At 3:00 PM, Blogger YelloCello said...

Yeah. That definitely had crossed my mind.


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