Saturday, April 16, 2011

Philosophy's Doctor

When I first moved to the US, one of the first things I did was go to a bank to open a bank account. In order to get a free student account, I gave a bank teller a letter from my university confirming that I had been accepted into its doctoral program.

"So what kind of a doctor are you going to be?" the teller asked me.

"I will be a Doctor of Philosophy," I responded.

"Philosophy isn't a person. It doesn't need doctors," the teller scoffed.

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