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Sometimes life imitates art. Or in my case, the movie Groundhogs Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.


Scene: Thursday afternoon in my office.

That Grad Student: It is cold/rainy/windy.

Me: Yes, it is.

That Grad Student: Where is home for you?

Me: I’m from Ohio.

That Grad Student: Oh. (long pause)

Me: Where are you from?

That Grad Student: Southern California. It isn’t as cold/rainy/windy there. What brought you out here?

Me: Grad school.

That Grad Student: Oh. Are you working towards your PhD?

Me: No.

That Grad Student: Why do you work here?

Me: Before grad school, I worked in Belfast. Northern Ireland.

Grad Student: Ohhh. [Sounds impressed, but not impressed enough to remember that we’ve had the same conversation every Thursday, for the past 4 Thursdays]


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