how to be an ignorant hubristic asshole
make jokes about my chosen profession.
try to use jargon/terms/ideas/rules that are specific to my subject matter. use them incorrectly.
tell me i’m wrong about something that’s basic common knowledge/fact in my field.
i’m getting a graduate degree in this. if you aren’t, your knowledge is probably limited to brief interactions with people in my field and whatever pop culture might talk about.
here’s some examples:
- B works in business. Sometimes he works on transactions with new clients, which includes signing contracts. L is a law student. L mentions to B he’s not happy with a recent, very inexpensive purchase. B makes a joke about how L should know better and read the fine print. L throws out some legal analysis, rendering B’s statements irrelevant. B tells L that he applied the test wrong.
- P is having a baby. K and P go out to lunch. K tells P that she needs to change her diet or her baby will be born with autism…and she better not vaccinate that baby either. K is a 6th grade teacher who sometimes teaches the sex ed week. P is in med school (yes, the baby was bad timing). P cites notable sources and research on the issue. K says that P is wrong because her friend’s friend had an autistic baby and Oprah also did a special on it.
Today, Tomorrow, & the Next
Today was a nice day - a really nice day. The weather was absolutely lovely, and it seems as if this pattern of gorgeous sun and comfortable temperatures is here to stay. I had my final class of my undergraduate degree. I have one paper left to submit on Friday, which I need to touch up a bit more, but for all intents and purposes, I have finished my course work. I also received a call from my summer job, which I confirmed I will be returning to for my eighth - yes, eighth - year. I swear they’re going to bury me in the place.
I went on my first in-person teaching interview this afternoon at a private school in the suburbs of Boston. I was really pleased with the description of the position and my overall impressions of the school itself. I met with the department head, who was immediately very welcoming and seemed like a very kind person. My time with him was less of an interview and more of a conversation, which I always find to be preferable to the rapid fire question and answer style that some companies use. I then headed off to an accepted students dinner for Kings College in London here in Boston. The two representatives from the school were very charming and knowledgeable, and we had a fantastic three course dinner topped off with wine and tea. While much of the information that they provided were answers which I was already familiar with having lived in London quite recently, it was nice to have all of this information reaffirmed.
Well, I have some decision making to attend to. It’s going to be an adventure to say the least!
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