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PhD & Hard work

What do you think getting a Dr. prefix to your nameΒ  without seeing human/animal anatomy involves?

All you (yes, you), who go around saying PhD involves getting paid (whatever ‘little’ amount) for staring at ceilings, walls, computer screens and whiteboards..

Please do realize that the title comes after enough hard work – of great variety – some of them physical, even menial.

For instance, a PhD just might involve you rolling up your pants, getting down on to your knees, and mopping water off the lab floor at 1:30am – after a stupid leaking air-conditioner decides to remind you how a swimming pool (minus the blue color tiles) looks like, considering the fact that you have this habit of spending all your waking hours inside this rectangular room called lab which incidentally lacks a swimming pool.

Then washing your hands like a maniac – thrice with green gooey super-dilute soap solution that the department restroom stocks & twice with deep pore cleansing facial cleanser (for oily skin, of course) that costs just a little more than Rs300 for 295ml!

And still feeling like you just might have contracted AIDS or Swine Flu from touching the competitively filthy mopping cloth & bucket!!

I know for a fact that mine does involve such stuff. Proof witnessed (for the 2nd time, if you care about reproducable evidence) not more than 20mins ago.

So, stay warned. You might not think of such romantic nights when you sign up for that PhD programme.

And if you had witnessed anything more menial than this, please do let the author know – just for the sake of her not feeling too lonely or unique.

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7 responses

  1. muthu

    unaku thevathaan yekka πŸ™‚

    June 12, 2011 at 3:45 am

    • πŸ˜›

      June 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

  2. hardcore heart out-pour.no janitors invented @ IIT-D yet?
    No wait,u’d have been fuming by the time the janitor comes,so u decided 2 do it yourself,right?

    June 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    • janitors who work weekends & nights are yet to be invented 😐
      I couldn’t have waited 36hrs for the lazy janitor to come & do it, thereby running the risk of slipping on the water & falling while sleep-walking and incurring 100% damage to my spine!

      June 13, 2011 at 12:17 am

  3. I am just trying to imagine your looks while you were do such a hard work πŸ˜›
    why don’t you take a pic next time when it is flooded inside the lab???LOL!!!
    Don’t worry..write a letter to IITD saying them to include all these in the brochure so that ppl know what “exactly” they have to do to get a Phd πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    June 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    • x-( I seem to have only evil ppl for friends!! πŸ˜›

      June 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      • People with same wave length are great friends πŸ˜›

        June 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

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