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Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Giftie Gie Us

Last night, a friend started expounding on the differences between the "school" personalities of the people in our department and their personalities outside of school. I think he got onto the subject when one of our classmates, who is very articulate and thoughtful in classes and seminars, returned to the cafe because she had lost her cell phone. This was an event that might be characterized as very typical. "Total scatterbrain," was the first friend's pronouncement.

"So what about me?" I asked. "What do you all think of me, outside of class?"
He paused, and then said, "Do you really want to know?"
"Oh no!" I cried. "It's pure nerd, isn't it? You think I'm a nerd!" (I was prepared to accept this, but still: the truth hurts.)
"No!" he said, and laughed. "You're our Neurotic Little Veggie."

I thought that was brilliant.


Larissa said...

That's really funny! I would've been too scared to ask!

strovska said...

that's cute, actually. i would have been afraid to ask too.

also, congratulations!

K L said...

Nerds are at least as cool as neurotic veggies. Just for the record.

Nothing said...

Hmm...I would be very curious to know why they think of you as a "neurotic veggie." Does this imply you are simultaneously in both a vegetative and neurotic state? My head will explode if I try to think of this one too much.

CëRïSë said...

Ah... the veggie is for vegetarian; the little is because they think I'm skinny; and the neurotic... well, let's just say my head at times also seems on the brink of explosion!