Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Interview Trail: Boston Part 1

You probably don't need me to tell you this, but medical students -- at least the ones I know -- have know-it-all tendencies. 

On a completely unrelated note, do you want to know the worst person you could probably travel with? A KNOW IT ALL. 

Within 5 minutes of arriving at the airport, Y decided that his last few weeks of travel canceled out the fact that I had ever set foot on an airplane. He criticized:

  •  the speed at which I removed my ID from my purse ("You need to have that out beforehand!")
  • the shoes I chose to wear on the plane ("Boots?! You've got to be f*king kidding me. You do know you have to take those off, right?")
  • my shoe removal technique ("You're not fast enough!")
  • the placement of my jacket on the security conveyor belt("You need a second bin for your coat. Everyone knows that.")
  • my failure to push the bin forward ("You can't just set it down! It has to be pushed. You're holding up the line!")
  • the pocket I chose to store my quart size bag of liquids ("You need to keep them closer to the front so they're easier to remove!")**
And once we were on the plane:

  • "That smell you're smelling is the beverage cart. It smells bad on 100% of flights."
  • "Dammit! I've already read this issue of Skymall. Twice."
  • "What?! Both of our flights are on Canadair Regional Jets? I myself prefer the Embraer or any of the Boeing jets."
  • "PSH! This turbulence is nothing."
And then... the seasoned air traveler discovered something he hadn't noticed before. 


"That speaker looks like a thyroid!!"

**In Y's defense, I may be exaggerating a teeny tiny bit. But I truly believe he would have said all of these things had I not given him a look of death after he tried to tell me which pocket to put my toiletries in. 


  1. Medical student/Doctors? Know it alls? NO!!!!
    This post cracks me up!

    Started the book last night and couldn't put it down!

    1. I'm glad you like it! I put Shantaram on my to-read list.

  2. I LOLed at the thyroid comment!

  3. LOL having just travled one full day with a med student....I think you're 100% right! Hope the interview went well.

  4. LOL! I wore boots last time I flew... I didn't think it took too long, and I noticed that at least 70% of women in the airport were also wearing boots. Why would you put your heaviest shoe option in your luggage? :)

    1. You might not think it takes to long, but I can hear the businessman behind you rolling his eyes.

  5. haha that is so true and I can definitely see Russ and I having the same experience!

    I'm glad you were able to go to Boston with him!

  6. Thank goodness it's not just my personal medical student who happens to know everything about everything :) Are they all OCD too?