Should I Really Be in a Ph. D. program?

So I was walking across campus today after a few errands, and I thought I’d turn back on Marche Slave, by Tchaikovsky.

I hit play and nothing happens. There is no sound. I check the track and it’s counting down, so I know it’s playing. There is the little triangle up in the left hand corner, and not the two pause bars. I check the volume, and it’s turned up. I crank it more, just in case we’re at a slow place in the song.


It was then I realized I was holding the ipod in my left hand, and the headphones in my right.

I guess as long as I don’t have to work an iPod in any of my comprehensive exams, I’ll be ok.

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3 Responses to Should I Really Be in a Ph. D. program?

  1. Tom says:

    Thanks for this post. It made me smile as I thought about the many times I have tried to turn something on and then realized it wasn’t plugged in. Personally, I am banking on the idea that PhD students need to be more persistent than smart.

  2. Maria says:

    LOL! That sounds like something I would do. I love Tchaikovsky and I just got my new iPod with video. So excited! I think the iPod is one of the greatest inventions since, well, ever!

  3. Kami says:

    I can’t say that I have ever done anything so DUMB! Of course, others would say so but I try not to admit it.

    Just yesterday I asked a patient how old his twin brother was. His response, “duh.” I have never been “duh-ed” by a patient before. This is not good.

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