(or maybe about being in grad school, although based on my friends’ experiences with that, I doubt it…)

Anyway. The cool thing is that your professor can give a homework assignment that starts with the words “Ponder the following topics…” and be pretty confident that people will actually do it.

Also, an announcement from the train conductor on the U-Bahn yesterday: “When I say ‘Stand back,’ stand back! It’s really not that hard!” (The S-Bahn and regional transport is on strike again. The ring line isn’t running at all (that in itself would be a catastrophe), and the other trains are running maybe every 30 minutes. For 48 hours. It’s an emotionally-charged time to be going places.