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« Reply #370 on: February 10, 2006, 07:51:49 AM »
by the way, clearly today is one of those days where you don't have much to do.  :D

Actually I'd say I've done more work than average today.

But less non-LSD web surfing.

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« Reply #371 on: February 10, 2006, 07:59:48 AM »
what is HBCU?  and yeah, i'm pretty sure you won't have to deal with those comments.  i mean, come on.  :D



Historically Black College/University


And you would be surprised  :D

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« Reply #372 on: February 10, 2006, 08:09:40 AM »
for a second i thought HSBC, and i thought, wait, that's not right.  :D

okay, example?


It happened to me last summer while I was interning at a big Wall Street firm. I decided to have lunch with two of the other interns. One was from Texas and the other one was from New Jersey. So I told them I was from Trinidad and one of them said, "But you speak English so well!"  :D

I almost died. That's the first time I've ever heard that comment, but there've been lots of others like whether or not we have buildings  :-\

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« Reply #373 on: February 10, 2006, 08:12:22 AM »
ever look around and think, "i'm an admitted student at harvard law school.  i'm too good for this?" 

Not really, though I do think "I can't even do this job competantly.  Why on Earth did Harvard let me in?"

Though I admit that a lack of caring is really the primary impedement to my being competent at my job.  And my boss is under the impression that I do a good job, for whatever reason.

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« Reply #374 on: February 10, 2006, 08:17:12 AM »
Not really, though I do think "I can't even do this job competantly.  Why on Earth did Harvard let me in?"

Though I admit that a lack of caring is really the primary impedement to my being competent at my job.  And my boss is under the impression that I do a good job, for whatever reason.

It's all about under-promising and out-performing  ;D

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« Reply #375 on: February 10, 2006, 08:19:25 AM »
It happened to me last summer while I was interning at a big Wall Street firm. I decided to have lunch with two of the other interns. One was from Texas and the other one was from New Jersey. So I told them I was from Trinidad and one of them said, "But you speak English so well!"  :D

Hmm. I would have thought that the most common comment that you'd get is that you speak English well BECAUSE you're from Trinidad.. The implication being obvious. Guess not, though, huh?

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« Reply #376 on: February 10, 2006, 08:20:12 AM »
Not really, though I do think "I can't even do this job competantly.  Why on Earth did Harvard let me in?"

Though I admit that a lack of caring is really the primary impedement to my being competent at my job.  And my boss is under the impression that I do a good job, for whatever reason.

It's all about under-promising and out-performing  ;D

 :D  Yeah.  It really is.

I feel guilt, though.  My boss is really nice.  I just can't bring myself to care about most of my job though.  I keep thinking "I'm out of here in 5 months."

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« Reply #377 on: February 10, 2006, 08:25:22 AM »
It happened to me last summer while I was interning at a big Wall Street firm. I decided to have lunch with two of the other interns. One was from Texas and the other one was from New Jersey. So I told them I was from Trinidad and one of them said, "But you speak English so well!"  :D

Hmm. I would have thought that the most common comment that you'd get is that you speak English well BECAUSE you're from Trinidad.. The implication being obvious. Guess not, though, huh?

i didn't get it...

I have a friend from Trinidad and he gets that comment a lot. The implication by the people who say this to him is that if he were Af Am he wouldn't have a wide vocab and that he'd garble his words (like aks). he can't decide whether to be amused or upset by this reaction. He is usually both.

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« Reply #378 on: February 10, 2006, 08:28:18 AM »
It happened to me last summer while I was interning at a big Wall Street firm. I decided to have lunch with two of the other interns. One was from Texas and the other one was from New Jersey. So I told them I was from Trinidad and one of them said, "But you speak English so well!"  :D

Hmm. I would have thought that the most common comment that you'd get is that you speak English well BECAUSE you're from Trinidad.. The implication being obvious. Guess not, though, huh?

i didn't get it...

Not really, though I do think "I can't even do this job competantly.  Why on Earth did Harvard let me in?"

Though I admit that a lack of caring is really the primary impedement to my being competent at my job.  And my boss is under the impression that I do a good job, for whatever reason.

It's all about under-promising and out-performing  ;D

 :D  Yeah.  It really is.

I feel guilt, though.  My boss is really nice.  I just can't bring myself to care about most of my job though.  I keep thinking "I'm out of here in 5 months."

have you told them that you're leaving?

and has anyone noticed the change in the thread title?

No, and no.  Until just now.

Damn you Swats!

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« Reply #379 on: February 10, 2006, 08:29:20 AM »
It happened to me last summer while I was interning at a big Wall Street firm. I decided to have lunch with two of the other interns. One was from Texas and the other one was from New Jersey. So I told them I was from Trinidad and one of them said, "But you speak English so well!"  :D

Hmm. I would have thought that the most common comment that you'd get is that you speak English well BECAUSE you're from Trinidad.. The implication being obvious. Guess not, though, huh?

i didn't get it...


Trinidad and Tobago was formerly a British colony.

But I think some people assume that we're a Spanish speaking country because we're so close to Venezuela...? That's the only thing I can think of.