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Friday, March 19, 2010

You don't deserve to own writing implements

Posted on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Dear anonymous jerk in the Dal life science centre,

Walking upstairs in the psychology wing for a meeting today, I saw one of many posters advertising a research lecture on people's alcohol habits, an area of intense study for some Dal faculty members. Your remark in response to the tagline "Why do people drink alcohol," scrawled across the poster in pen, was the most witless and immature thing I've seen in a long time. How dare you? You obviously have no clue how much time, effort, frustration and sacrifice go into creating and running a successful research study, and to belittle the achievements of people who spend their lives doing research is moronic and thoughtless. Not to mention, you got an extra little bit of rage bubbling in me by making sure to mock a female researcher's appearance. Thanks for that. I'll be sure never to expect anyone to judge me or my career based on my intellect or achievements rather than the way they think I look in a photo. Next time, keep your pen to yourself. —Girl Stomping Around the LSC

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