August 25, 2009

It's true. That's why I'm crying

Just saw this XKCD comic, which struck way too close to home:


My sister-in-law asked me, when I told her that I had taken ballet in college, this: Did you do it to pick up girls?

I replied with an anecdote from Monk. Adrian was showing an old home video to Natalie in which he's standing mostly behind a tree. The following dialogue ensued (paraphrased except for the last sentence):

Natalie: What are you doing there?

Monk: I'm playing Hide.

Natalie: Oh, you mean Hide and Seek.

Monk: You just don't get it, do you?

Even if I had been so inclined, my pitiful, pathetic, painfully ridiculous overtures would have been met with, at best, pity. More likely though, is the probability that I'd have been introduced to the Point and Laugh response. Again.

While I can't say that "going into physics was the biggest mistake of my life", I can safely state that going into physics was far and away the biggest girl repelling thing that I've ever done. Sure, I dig women. A lot. Sadly, I must have dug Shroedinger's Time Dependent Wave Equation more.

Don't pity me. I'm just not worth it.

Going into physics was the biggest mistake of my life. I should've declared CS. I still wouldn't have any women, but at least I'd be rolling in cash.

Well, I did meet my wife while working in CS/IT, so I think that the author has a point.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 05:23 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 We had a bit of a joke. "Astronomy is were all the chicks are." If there was a girl in any of our physics classes, she was almost always an astronomy major, Therefore: Astronomy must be busting with woman :-) I met my wife in grade school so that doesn't count. I'm not even sure if she knows what my actual degree is. Just one of those things that has never come up. I guess it's better that way.

Posted by: Ryan at August 26, 2009 03:04 PM (RNENT)

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