Thursday, July 28, 2005

Pet Peeve (or, What's Wrong With Wang) #5

Lately I find myself answering the same few questions over and over. I don't mind answering these questions. What I do mind is getting the same questions repeatedly from people who should already know the answer, either by listening to things people say to them and taking stock of the things that go on in the world around them, or at least by simple memorization given the number of damn times I answer these questions.

To save us all some time, I hope that those of you who are asking these questions (and you know who you are) will find the following guide helpful.

  • I go to UC Berkeley
  • It's in Berkeley
  • Yes, Berkeley is a city
  • I am in a PhD program
  • I study probability and statistics
  • I don't have an advisor nor a research topic yet
  • I have approximately 3 or 4 more years left in the program
  • No, I am not in the US right now
  • Yes, there are many jobs in statistics
  • Yes, I am going out for lunch
  • No, I cannot break my plans. I told you about this two days ago
  • No thank you, I would not like to try the [unappealing dish]
  • Yes, I know what it tastes like, I've been eating this for 23 years
  • No, I do not need a sweater, it is 28 degrees outside. You know this, you have a window
  • It's Cecile, not Cecilia
  • It's Jowen, not Jown
  • I don't know, I haven't met her
  • Yes, I'm driving. I can't talk now. Bye

Any further questions?

Too bad.

Current Music: Broken Social Scene - I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC


Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering what questions would lead to the answer "I don't know, I haven't met her".

- hey, do you know if shelby's cuffs match her collar?
- i don't know, i haven't met her.

- do you know anything about the rumor that cecile (not cecilia) can get both legs behind her head?
- i don't know, i haven't met her.

- i heard that jowen isn't actually a man
- i don't know, i haven't met her

Anonymous said...

A Sheltered Town said...

You're my favourite man in the world, Dicky. And my cuffs do match my collar.

Dickolas Wang said...

It actually wouldn't surprise me if C could get both legs behind her head.

Anonymous said...

So sassy.


Dickolas Wang said...

I previously signed off this post with "Now fuck off." That was sassier.

Stevie K said...

What program are you in again?

(Was that inspired by me asking you incessantly?)

Stevie K said...

Hey Shelby, I found a bunch of data in a client system that referred to a place called Shelbyville. Then I found out it was forged.

Are you going to the NIN concert? If yes, can you bring Lizzie so I can mack on her?

Dickolas Wang said...

Yes, Steve, it was what inspired it.

Now fuck off.