- Mar 13, 2020
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- San Antonio, TX
How? I've worked with a number of UT grads over the decades. Arrogant pricks. Spoiled rich kids who definitely had 'white privilege'. At least privilege. Drunks, party animals who think they walk on water. Work ethic of a sloth. But, I'm sure there are exceptions, I've just met very, very few.Hey now! I also got my degree from UT and I made it out just fine. Lol
Well. Since I grew up poor, I had to get into UT on scholarship with my grades, not because of my white privilege. Lol. But you’re right. Every friend that I graduated with is now a brainwashed Bernie lover.How? I've worked with a number of UT grads over the decades. Arrogant pricks. Spoiled rich kids who definitely had 'white privilege'. At least privilege. Drunks, party animals who think they walk on water. Work ethic of a sloth. But, I'm sure there are exceptions, I've just met very, very few.
Well, not that my family asked for justification for their getting me educated to become a productive citizen, but let's see if I can shorten my life. I was already fairly fluent in French, which I learned in Teheran, age 10-12, when my Dad (USAF) was stationed there years ago when the Shah was still in power. Toured the palace; have touched the jewel-encrusted Peacock Throne. French was a required subject in the State Dept. run school there. Back stateside, once in high school I pursued French, and on into secondary education as my major, Italian as a minor. Portuguese is such a beautiful language, it just seemed the next logical course of study to extend my Romance Languages. Originally planned to either do translation work, teach in an international school, or be an international airline hostess, as I love traveling. I wanted to learn as many languages as I could for any of those endeavors. Then I met and married my husband the year I was finishing up school at UT and all personal plans changed. He had always planned to be a World History teacher and isn't that fond of travel. So I ended up teaching high school and junior high French in Galveston/Dickinson area for a number of years. Got fed up with teaching as the profession (and the student population) drastically began to change (and not for the good IMHO) in the 90's. Left teaching for good and honestly, stumbled into an interesting position at UTMB's Budget Office (friend suggested). I'd always liked spreadsheet work, crunching numbers, so I took the position and quite liked it. Curiosity satisfied?Buttoni,
As I said, that is most of what I saw with those I worked with.
OK, curiosity moment. What were your plans to work from degrees in Portuguese/Italian/Russian? Translator? State department? How did you see justifying the expense and years it took to get those degrees? Those degrees are a long way from a budget office?
Yeah, you can sure say that again. LOL Ever read Women are from Venus; Men are from Mars? Oh, I passed the "girl" stage about 60 years ago. I like to think of myself like fine wine, a well-aged woman.You're a girl! That explains a lot. (yes, I'm being sexist, but not trying to be insulting, men and women are just different)