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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

West of Bathurst 530

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Panel 1: Barbara and Marie walk down the street together.

Barbara: Are you going to get that apartment?

Marie: Maybe.

Panel 2:

Barbara: If you do, everyone will know you're rich.

Marie: I'm not rich.

Panel 3:

Marie: I'm...just not poor.

Barbara: Compared to me, you're rich.

Panel 4:

Barbara: Of course, compared to me, the feral cats in the alley behind Davies are rich.

Marie: They haven't been paying tuition for fourteen years.

Alt-Text: Barbara is in that most difficult of all grad-student-related positions: she is poised to defend, but since she hasn't done so yet, she's still considered a student by the university. U of T won't hire her as a student instructor or a T.A. (since she's almost done), and it won't hire her as a sessional instructor (since she's not done yet). As far as U of T is concerned, she'll be spending the next full year in employment limbo. Yes, I speak from bitter, bitter experience. Whysoever do you ask?

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