Saturday, December 23, 2006

Annoying question of the season

So it's the end of the semester, and no more the right time to ask the "when are you going to graduate" question. Instead, get this.

Anybody&Everybody: So, are you going somewhere for the break?
Me: No, I'm going to graduate.

Then lots of outpouring of sympathy comes. The awws and the ooohs and the "you poor thing you work too hard!". Anyone working hard does it out of choice or necessity. Neither warrants any sympathy. Yes I'm going to be working over the break. Yeah, the town is going to be deserted and depressing. It's cold. Everyone else is with family and friends. But really, I made this choice. And I have no issues with it. Nothing will make me more depressed than not graduating in May. So seriously, this, is nothing. Don't go feeling sorry for me. I am cool with it. And I am sure you did it when you were in this place once, or will do it soon when you come to your final year. So save it. Happy Holidays.

P.S: I wish I could have this on a T-shirt. :)

17 comments:

Kaushik Gopalan said...

I was going to try some variation of "Aww, you poor thing" but I thought it was unwise to give you more excuses to take pot shots at me and my ilk. :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Kaushik,
good thinking. surprise, coming from one of your ilk.

Mosilager said...

heh heh heh I'm in exactly the same boat.

Kaushik Gopalan said...

Heh. You know, I'd like to win one of these exchanges for a change.

Sometime....

sd said...

Giyo Bhai Giyo! I have a record - for 6 yrs now, I have spent every X-mas break "alone, depressed, cold and dark"...what ever that means (I think this is the best time of the year to work, really)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

mosilager,
:-) may the force be with us!

kaushik,
better luck next time. :-))

sd,
you are right about this being the best time to get work done, - all equipment to myself, no other distractions, my choice of music blaring ..i am actually enjoying it.
good luck, and here's to a productive x'mas and end of 2006. :-)

Born a Libran said...

So totally agree with you as I am in the same boat as you... Who says the holidays have to be spent away from work? Lets just enjoy writing our thesis ;)

Oh, BTW, before I forget... Happy holidays!! :D

Rohan Kumar said...

Happy holidays and trust me you will look bac at this sacrficed winter break with a lot of pride for ur decision when u graduate in May :)
PS Who's to stop with this kinda drive and dedication

Neihal said...

You know what I want to have on my T-shirt
"No 'Good News' anytime soon"
Me wants to write a post now :)
Thanks for the ispiration :)

Achtlandia said...

good fer u! u go girl.

happyholidays!

Basanti said...

Oh yes! I know how it feels! Some people get kicks by saying such things!

And I know you will do that only, but still - don't let them get you! :-)

Happy Holidays! :-)

qsg said...

TGFI - you gotta do what you gotta do. If it means being away from your friends for a week, it's okay. We all have done that.

There is nothing worse than looking back and saying, only if I had not gone partying that one crucial week, or day, my life would have been better!

Nail it, girl. And best of luck for your graduation in May! May the ecoli be with you! :)

Rebellion said...

Chill Lajjo, who says your alone? Main marr gayi hoon kya! Ooops, that was filmy again :P

Sure you'd heard of "Ignorance is Bliss" Lajjo ;)

You'll surely graduate in May dear.. After all I can't wait for long to meet you :D Sheeeesh, am selfish!!! :P

Take care,
Aarti

PS: Send me your address, il send you your tee :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

libran,
good luck with the thesis! kitne pages baaki? :-)

rohan,
heya! thanks for your comment. i can use all the pep i can get, in addition to the drive and dedication :)

neihal,
:-) go go write your post, make your t-shirt. if i were in india, i'd have a "no, am not getting married anytime soon" printed on my forehead! :-)

hi achtlandia!
:-) your nick name is quite a keyful :)and thanks!

basanti,
:-) am trying. thats why i blog. :-) thank u girl

qsg,
yeah babe. thank-you :)

aarti,
:-))) you have my address. am going to check my mailbox now. :-)

Aarti said...

Oh yeahhh, I forgot I have your address.. But what words exactly do you want on your tee & what about the size dear? ;)

Aapke jawaab ke intezaar mein,
Khayaal rakhna behna,
Zyaada din doooor na rehna,
Aapki Pyari,
Aarti

PS: Woww, I rhymed it, cool na? :D

PPS: I know I've lost it :P:P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

aarti,
hehe. too much info to give out here. :-)

you have lost it! :-) it's great to have you back, tho. :-)

The Smiling Girl said...

When u figure out on how to get it on a T, just tell me .. :)