So, one of the fun things about successfully defending my PhD was landing back at my local university. While students were congratulatory, it is my colleagues who know the tremendous work (and often deep pain) that goes into a PhD. As I sat in my office and wandered through the halls, other profs took the opportunity to congratulate me and call me “Dr Dickieson.” I have had a similar reaction online, with lots of nice folks sending me notes. Hearing it with my own two ears, though, has this kind of effect:
Of course, that’s the more ridiculous and slightly less lecherous version of this classic scene:
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Not quite the same thing, but… A Doctor vs The Doctor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eVj_wrq8Kc “Do the things you’re supposed to do, Doctor!” 🙂
Ha, yes, that’s brilliant!
Just had a thought, you’re Doctor D. Say that out loud and boom, you’re a famous 16th century astrologer!
Ha, yes! Although I would prefer “Dr. B.” My niece and nephew call me Uncle B.
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Dr Bee 🐝
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