In a recent conversation, a colleague reminded me of an oft-forwarded e-mail entitled, "You Might Be a Graduate Student If..." While I received the forward often at Florida State, I never saved it. So (instead of doing real work) I performed a quick Google search, which led me to this list. Many of the items still apply to my post-graduate student life. Here are my top three picks. Feel free to add your own...
- You understand jokes about Foucault.
- You have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.
- Your friends and family become concerned because although you can now recite, word for word, the most popular theories in your field, you have lost all semblance of common sense.