With a bunch of post-grads from various fields. It was...baffling, more than anything. Depressing, too.
mon cher synthèse, while i hate to generalize the post-grad is usually the most insecure character you can meet. having suffered through a tormenting half-decade of study only to find himself in limbo, no longer employable due to over-qualification with specialized knowledge but absolutely lacking in any experience, the sole route left is that of a damp dark basement office appointment as adjunct or junior faculty to slave away yet some more trying to increase publication count but overburdened with the responsibility shirked by senior colleagues which is teaching mind-numbing undergraduate general ed. material to a bunch of mouth breathers who don't appreciate the genius that he, the post-grad, considers himself to be, far too sophisticated to be encumbered by the drool of hung-over slobs in their sweatpants and uggs.
so naturally this psychological stress spills into their flowery comments on any and all things that may bring others joy
Where were you? Those reactions are crazy even by SZ standards.
Apparently you've never been to Texas . My son goes to a fairly upper crust school and I was just in a black tee rag and bone cardi and denim my hair is just a side pomp and this lady looked at me the other day like I wa about to rape her. Very uncomfortable. I even had to say "uh hi" in a sarcastic tone so she would stop looking at me . She just forced a smile and kept walking. So for him to show up like that would be a public stoning, and not in the good way lol.
I like that, and I really really like those jeans. The only thing I would change is the shirt, which just looks too conservative for my own tastes. The skyline photography is also is really calling for something "breezier." Like a cream blazer.