Saturday, August 30, 2008

Kevin observes "John" preying on unsuspecting women at orientation

School has finally started for me and David, ending a glorious summer of groundbreaking research and lifesaving. Like most med schools, we started off with 3 days of mindnumbing orientation during the day and barhopping in the evening. In order to foster greater school unity, the 1st (Hi Robin, our first real fan) and 2nd year classes often go on these bar excursions together. Now perhaps we simply didn't notice this last year or maybe its only come up this year, but many of my fellow second years actively pursue any and all female underclassmen at these events. Let's take a hypothetical character, say... "John", and follow his foray into the 1st year herd.

Unlike most guys who are excited to see old classmates again, "John" is on a mission. A race against his biological clock to lock down the elusive Single Female Medical Student.


John


Unlike 30 years ago, female are the majority in medical schools today. Unfortunately, the majority of those women are in long term relationships, a fact that's not readily apparently upon initial contact. This is bad news for our friend "John", since he must slog through as much as 10 minutes of conversation (although could be as quick as 10 seconds) before finding out that important nugget of information. The conversation is always benign, an inquiry into where the girl is from, what college she went to, if she took anytime off. The usual. But somewhere along the way it comes out that she has a boyfriend, is engaged or worse yet, married. At those moments, one could see J's smile start to sag, his enthusiasm wane, having failed once again failed to find his soulmate.

Ladies, be on the look for "John" at a class orientation near you.

4 comments:

Rob said...

hahahahaha!

Jesse said...

Funny, this sounds incredibly familiar... like something I may have seen several times in the last 72 hours...

Robin said...

Hey Kevin! This is Robin! Thanks for the shout out!!!! It was great meeting you guys in-person. Keep on Blogging!

Dragonfly said...

Loved up female med students in the majority? Something tells me you don't go to my school.