Monday, July 14, 2008

Things Not to Say When Avoiding Conflict with the Natives

Today I witnessed a turf war between graduate students. One of them based his argument on the fact that he had been assigned to that office for the past seven years.
  1. I didn't realize you were in the MD-PhD program. Oh, you're not?
  2. Seven years? How's your dissertation coming?
  3. So did you go up for tenure this year?