Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wake up call

Tonight, in a lengthy phone call, I bemoaned my fate to a trusted friend and valued adviser.

"If I could do anything, I'd get a PhD! But I can't!"

He paused on the other end of the line. I listened to the three year old toddle across the floor into a pile of blocks, watched my cat traipse across bookshelves.

"Why can't you?"

"Because everyone knows two-PhD couples can't get jobs in the same city."

"Who said that was a fact?"

A revelatory discussion ensued.

And suddenly, everything changes.

1 comment:

billygean.co.uk said...

Ooh ooh oooh.... this is the change you needed (maybe!) Oxford's almost central... very commutable. You could live with me, I have housemate issues!