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I rented the suit for a wedding

Posted on: August 26, 2010

I rented the suit for a wedding

I attended a wedding once.  A nice guy from my relatives complemented me on my suit.  I said: “I rented my suit.”  The guy told his mother. I told the mother not to hurt the big ego of her son that I was joking:  His feelings might be terribly bruised.

The mother went ahead and told the “truth” to her dear son (as she has the custom?)  The guy reprimanded me and I said: “Listen, I can’t afford a hair cut; much less renting anything.”  

The mother told her son: “He is probably saying the truth this time around. He told me recently that he is very down and has no sources for any financial income.”

The son called me up (for the first time ever to bloat, maybe?) and he sounded perplexed.  He had a serious question to ask me: “If you were overseas, would you have minded begging on street corners to survive?”  Nonplussed, I replied:”This job would have enticed me greatly.  I was on the verge of taking this line of work on several occasions and I think I would have been good at it.”

The nice guy retorted: “Wouldn’t you feel ashamed, knowing that you earned a PhD?”  I simply said: “It is because I busted my ass for this higher degree and paid for it with mostly my own labor that I feel shame for nothing.  I don’t care that much what normal people think of me.”

I am still wondering why I was that stubborn and never desisted shooting for a PhD at an advanced age, when everyone was chasing after quick money.  

Universities insist on hiring PhD to teaching (apparently, the pool of these well-educated people are armies.)  Universities love to cram campuses of unidirectional educated zealots.  Most of these “professors” end up sneaking in as consultant and advisors to industrialists.  

The industrialist surreptitiously and quickly (by habit) drop professional reports they receive in the waste basket. I am not sure how many of industrialists change their mind and retrieve the precious report on boring afternoons.  

Industrialists love to patronize campuses to gaining cheap valiant images of barons of quality products (by hiring university graduates?)

I might be over exaggerating my cynicism. Scientists are aiming for any kinds of awards; a Nobel Price would be adequate.  Like those millions of people training to becoming professional athletes.  

Wouldn’t it be far easier and more rewarding financially to record your own song and commercialize it on the internet?  This is how you get money, and purchasing wireless communication band franchises.

Note:  This is a fictitious short story.

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