Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday, 4 April 2016
Not the useful kind...
Recently, I was mentioning to my mother-in-law that I stopped using the title doctor in my correspondence with estate agents, because they believe I am a medical doctor and thus think I make a lot of money and that always disappoint them when they discover that I am a doctor in literature. They feel cheated and I fear it could cause me prejudice, as they say. My mother-in-law told me a joke she heard from a friend: "I'm a doctor, just not the useful kind." This is cruel, self-deprecating, yet very true. It kind of sucks, because I want my studies to be recognized, even if I no longer work in academia or even in my field of expertise. So yes, I'm a doctor, just not the useful kind. And that is a new great unknown line.