|Wednesday, June 24, 2009|
|Panel 1: Barbara and Marie walk down the street together.|
Barbara: Are you going to get that apartment?
Barbara: If you do, everyone will know you're rich.
Marie: I'm not rich.
Marie: I'm...just not poor.
Barbara: Compared to me, you're rich.
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?