16 November, 2006

My husband is an engineer...

Yesterday, I was in one of my male professors' office asking him(who is the chair of the Mechancial Engineering department) questions about the homework. Then one of my female professors came in and tried to talk to him, and she was shocked to see me there because she thought I was in Electrical Engineering, blah blah blah... then a conversation came up like this:

female: She(meaning me) is a great student... (immediately interruped by the male professor)
male: Her husband is an engineer...

I was so surprised and very upset to hear that comment coming out from his mouth. I honestly wanted to cry right away. He always thinks that I do well in classes because I have an engineer husband. I think it is an insult. I can't say that Andrew has not helped me at all. But he mostly helps me in the language/English part of my study, not the technical part. Several semesters ago, I took a Western history class, which I didn't understand the professor said in class, so I recorded what she said, and asked Andrew to listen all the lessons with me at home and explained what she said in class. BUT, I never ask Andrew to solve a differential equation or do a physics problem for me. I did them all by myself. I do my homework or study until 3/4 am all the time. I can say that I do well in my classes because I work hard, really hard. I get As because I earn them, I deserve them. I didn't bring Andrew to take the tests with me. When the male professor said "Her husband...", my heart felt sour, and I still have that feeling. I am definitely bothered by that. I am very proud that my husband is an engineer. Buy why do people always have to think that I do well in my classes because of my husband? May be I should not mention to anyone about that until I graduated...

Anyway, my car broke down couple times since last 2/3 weeks. I only hope it will last until I got my Fit. We have put a down payment for it since the middle of August, and I am still waiting for it now... Hopefully, it will be here at the end of this month.

Last weekend, Andrew and I raked lots of leaves in our front yard. We ended up having 18 bags of leaves and pain in the back. And then after 2 days, our yard is covered by leaves again...

For knitting projects, I am very close to finishing up my vest dress. As a knitting-sweater newbie, I did make a mistake right at the begining of the armholes. However, I didn't notice until I almost finished the dress like right now. So, I had to rip it off and redo it again... just want to make it look right.

I am also in process of making a second pair of fingerless gloves which would match the cable scarf I have been knitting. I think they will go to Katy for Christmas.


3 comments:

Jasmine said...

I'm sorry, that really sucks. I would be very mad if anybody had told me that.

You deserve everything you are working for. When you get your degree nobody can take that away from you.

Ka-Ho said...

well........that jerk.....i would say such a "third derivative" doesn't deserve the chance to teach.....if he has the heart to teach.....it doesn't matter of what types of students he's supposed to teach......

that's fine sis.....i don't study hard and i don't deserve any As....

by the way, did you start registering your classes for the next semester yet?? I am having 19 credits.....dammit.....material 2(4 credits), mass and heat(3), vibration(3), western history(3), pro writing(3), and circuit 1(3)....that's going to be really suck......

jennsquared said...

That is not right!!! What kind of crap is that? I would have spit it back to him right away! That is an insult! But you know what? Just ignore the jerk because you know you work hard and you deserve what you got. There is no need to explain yourself! I am very proud of your hard work and so is everyone else who really knows you! You go Girl!