Friday, October 20, 2006

Say it with us: karma.

Two girls come into Taylor Library, talking about engineers.

Girl #1: ...they think they're so smart 'cause they have math and equations and shit.
Girl #2: I hate how they think colouring themselves purple is so cool. It's, like... so wrong.
Girl #1: (sitting down at a table) They wouldn't last a second in any of my courses. I bet I'm smarter than all of them.
Girl #2: And it's not like they do anything for the world either. They only crunch numbers and make bridges fall.

Girl #1 opens her laptop, pushes a button, and looks at it expectantly. Her iBook is not plugged into any electrical outlets at this point. After a moment she pushes the button repeatedly and finally smacks it.

Girl #1: Dammit! I think there's something wrong with the screen! It worked this morning!
Girl #2: Maybe the hard drive is like... defragmented or something.

-- Taylor Library, overheard by Ivan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those courses they were referring to were obviously not in computer science.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Girl #1 was right about one thing: engineers wouldn't last for a second in Prostitution 101.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivey > Engineering > Medicine > Law > Everything Else

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivey is running on reputation these days. Know why their employment figures are so high? Because if you don't get a job, Ivey will hire you to keep their numbers looking good, so they can say that X% of their grads get jobs.

Also Ivey is for fags, too.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's more like Ivey > Med > Law > Everything else. Engineering is just another part of the undergrad meltpot. It doesn't deserve its own category.

Every faculty has its airheads anyway.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, Engineering is a professional program, just like law.

Law's an undergrad too, you can get in out of high school, they just don't publicize that fact.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:44 - Jealous.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, not true - you need at least 2 years' worth of undergrad education to get into law school. But yes, it is a bachelor's degree.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westervelt is pretty sweet too!!

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tired of Ivey obsessing about how good they think they are. It's a stupid program, it's like selling your soul to business to make money. Personally, I think that's nothing to be proud of.

And no, I'm a not in arts. Why does it fucking matter what program were in? We're all trying to get ourselves educated. Education to me is more important than making shit load of money. I do plan on making shit loads of money as a lawyer, but that's not the reason why I am getting an education.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:12 - Jealous.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can take undergrad law.. but you still have to go to law school afterwards. you can't do it at western though.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous bert said...

These girls are like the living embodiment of the Eloi!

Oh well, I'm sure their Morlock mockery won't come back to bite them in the ass later on. It's not like these girls are broadly representative of an entire group of people. A group frighteningly ignorant as to how basic technologies work and utterly dependent on another group in society to maintain their quality of life...

Yeah, it's a good thing they're not representative like that. Otherwise somebody might just find identify fertile ground for an allegorical story.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Overheard at Western said...

*Slow clap*

Well played, Bert. Well played indeed.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aviation > everything else

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because it wasn't plugged in doesn't mean it shouldn't work... this isn't her stupidity. Hello, battery? Come on. I bet her screen was fucked up. Now the other girl....

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I was just about to say what 12:30 said, it was a laptop, it didn't have to be plugged in. And yes, granted engineering is really hard, but I've spoken to people with eng degrees and there's no work in london, and hard to find a job anywhere else, and the starting pay is like 35K...which isn't that much for all of that work... so I'd agree with Eng being in the melting pot of "everything else"...

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A group frighteningly ignorant...and utterly dependent on another group in society to maintain their quality of life.

OK, so I edited it a little, but doesn't that remind anyone else of leftist utopian nonsense?

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason why Ivey "obsesses" about how good they are, is because the grads get to know each other so well, that it becomes like a frat.

I mean, these people constantly work together, party together, run clubs/events together... and form a decent bond with one another.

Then when they get out into the world, they meet other Ivey grads, and they can relate to each other, because they both went through the same gruelling program for 2 years (no sleep, insane amounts of coffee, early days, late nights, lack of a social life outside of Ivey not by their own doing because of project deadlines...)

Every school does that. U of T Dentistry, Med schools, etc..

People just pick on Ivey because there are the few irritating, spoiled little whiny rich brats (who got in on the colour of their money), that spoil it for the rest of them.

There ARE decent Ivey grads, who don't act like the stereotypical Ivey image. So long as everyone acknowledges that, these debates about faculties being better than one another are moot.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:48 - its a reference to HG Wells "Time Machine".

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 4:32, your facts are horribly inaccurate. The Ontario job market is piss poor, and as a fomer engineering student at western I will tell you this. The starting salary of a junior engineer is the heighest after a 4 year bachelors degree. Secondly, if you went to alberta, fresh out of university the earning potential for an engineer is at least 60k. We are not part of the melting pot, every luxury is life is attributed to the engineer. Espically the BMW that daddy drives. In response to the claim that it is hard to find a job anywhere else. They are lazy fucks who haven't looked hard enough. Canada is dying for qualified professionals all across the board, be it doctors lawyers or engineers.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivey > Med > Law > Everything else.

It actually goes
Film Studies > Everything else. Just to clarify.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, where did that jackass get 32k as the starting salary of an engineer?

I'm on Co-op (in ontario), as are a lot of my friends, and we're all 40k plus as INTERNS!

Starting is 50 to 60k. More if you go back to the same company you started for. Even more if you can go to the states.

4:01 PM  

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