What Academia Is All About
A conversation with a fellow Ph.D. student about coffeemakers:
Friend: Mine is a 2-cup.
me: My old one was a 4-cup but I hated it.
Friend: I decided to go for a smaller one since otherwise I would end up making too much coffee because the 4-cup doesn't fit in a phd student's life.
Next time, you get an espresso machine.
me: Mmmm. I wanted an espresso machine, but the price doesn't fit in a phd student's life.
Friend: Work harder!!! That is why we want a professor-ship, you know.
me: It's true. So we can afford the coffee habits we developed as grad students.