Monday, April 4, 2011

On the Bus

A kind older gentleman on the bus: So are you going to school?

Me: Yes.

Gentleman: So what are you trying to become?

Me: I already have become what I wanted. I'm a professor here.

Gentleman: No! Are you?

Me: Yes, sir.

Gentleman (taking off his sunglasses and peering closely at me): You've got to be kidding.

Note to self: don't leave the house without makeup.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


Pagan Topologist said...

I never minded being taken for a student when I was young enough for it to happen.

Clarissa said...

I can't say that I mind when a stranger on a bus does it. But I do want to be taken seriously by students and colleagues.