Friday, July 28

6 comments:

Turquoise Stuff said...

Is this professional or personal realm? I just don't want to assume, but I'm assuming personal.

And it is so true. But you know what, if that's the case, you wouldn't want them anyway. (Of course, that's not too much help, and I wish there were more around who weren't scared away by it, but so it is.)

Any coping mechanisms?

fraud, in denim said...

This is why I date a fellow academic.

I find it's also true in a less personal realm... I tend to tell strangers I meet that I'm a teacher.

Clear said...

With men, it's sort of the same thing, at least if you substitute "felony convictions" for "degrees."

Cerise said...

I'm pretty sure there's a large subset of women who dig felonies. Kind of hard to explain all those guys who get married in prisoner otherwise.

Scarlet said...

Yes, I'm still upset someone snatched Damon from the West Memphis Three off the prison-groupie-dating-market before I could get my claws into him.

Salmon Ella said...

I tend to tell strangers I meet that I'm a teacher.

Really? Wow. If I ever finish graduate school, I'm going to let everyone know about it. Okay, so maybe not, and I'm already hitched, so it's all beside the point. I agree with Turquoise, though--I think that if degrees scare a person away, that person is not a person that someone who has chosen a career in academia would want anyway.

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