Tuesday, June 27, 2006

06/28/06 - Educational Smuggness

Have you ever had this conversation:
You: Were did you go to school?
Him: (short silent pause) Harvard (followed by little grin).

I hate that silent pause and little grin. Every person who went to an Ivy league school does this (even those who went to Penn). I tried to think of witty response. I usually say, "Oh thats nice, I went to DeVry."

The silent pause and grin does not work however if you went to DeVry. It just sounds like you forgot the name of the school (how could you forget? they have a tv commercial like every 30 seconds).

I also hate when other schools call themselves the Harvard of the _______. I once met a girl who told me that Samford University is the Harvard of the South. If Samford (in Alabama for those of you who don't know) is the HoS then all those southern stereotypes about dumb rednecks are probably true.

Smug harvard guy: I hate you.

PS. You know I got my PhD (playa hatin degree) from Harvard.


Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

Playa Hatin Degree -- I am so using that!!!

Anyway, considering I am in an executive position it still pains me when I have to divulge that the extent of my schooling was the Wilma Boyd Travel & Tourism School in Pittsburgh. Ugh, that so makes me feel like a loosah. Ha ha. In reality, a Harvard Vassar or Columbia chick or prick wipes their ass just like I do.

6:23 AM  
Blogger bowling with no panties said...

I HATE THEM TOO!!! I know EXACTLY what you're talking about with that pause/"Ivy League College I'm Better Than You"/grin deal.

I also hate that they all wear the EXACT SAME THINGS out to their douchebag watering holes:

untucked oxford shirt
khaki shorts
teva sandals or docksiders
optional baseball cap to prove they are "casual"


I once saw a phalanx of these douchebags coming down W. 78th Street, about five abrest, two rows deep. I put my hands over my eyes and screamed, "OH NO! It's THE APOCALYPSE!"

7:00 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

i thought they paid people to wipe theirs... hmm. if not, what's the real benefit of even going there?

also, does this mean we have to hate on Stansbury University, the Harvard of the West? if it was good enough for zack morris, it is good enough for me.

7:00 AM  
Blogger El Padrino said...

I too hate this smug cockamaniacs.
Because I went to commumity college and now work on wall street controlling billion dollar hedge fund accounts. So screw Harvard. I don't like science anyway.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

Hey, El Padrino...not for nothing but I think you and I were indirectly smug sotospeak.


8:05 AM  
Blogger The Rev said...

I went to Emerson College, which is across the river from Harvard.

I usually don't get to give the silent pause and grin. I always say it quickly, then usually follow it up with a sigh as if to say "Why the fuck did I choose that school?"

9:42 AM  
Blogger El Padrino said...

oh my fair maiden I do believe that's tru....

10:26 AM  
Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

I take that back, we were (me and El Padrino) trying to go on and on like you all gave a shit that we have real jobs because we went to shit schools, ha ha ha.

10:30 AM  
Blogger dominique said...

Both of my parents went to harvard. I just went to some state school in Virginia. I came home after first semester and told my dad about how the first party I went to turned into a riot that made national news for a week or so. He countered with "oh we just about had a riot when the school announced our diplomas were going to be in english instead of latin!"

8:19 PM  
Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

Down here in Texas..We Got Rice University...Buncha smug assholes...The Stevo usually brings-em back down to earth when I tell 'em 'bout my stint at Columbia School of Broadcasting...
It's my ace-in-the-hole and I usually save it fer when wimmin' are inda conversation...

Da Stevo knowz shit...

7:40 AM  
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