Thursday, March 10, 2011

And Don't Call Me Shirley - or Sir

Husband is starting his final project for his Master’s degree. He was hoping he would be assigned with a professor he had previously for a class he liked. But instead, he was assigned one he has never had for class and knew nothing about. This professor also happens to have a very unique name. Husband had to submit his proposal for the final project to the instructor. {Side note: Why do I still think of marriage proposals whenever I hear this word, even in a school context? I think I’ve been watching too much of Say Yes to the Dress on TV.} He was a little nervous because if his proposal is accepted, then he is that much closer to (finally!) finishing his Master’s. He sent a very polite e-mail to the instructor, introducing himself, starting with, “Sir…” He wanted to start on a good note. Later, Husband got an e-mail from another faculty member, who mentioned his professor. “Yes, she….” She! Husband almost died when he read the e-mail, realizing that his professor was a female, who he called “sir.” So much for a “polite” first impression. This could be a long project. {Extra credit: What movie is the title from? Hint: It’s a favorite of my plane-loving husband and father.}

6 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

Oh my....that's....awkward. Your poor husband!

And I think the quote is from Airplane. My Dad always quotes that. :)

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh awkward!!! Poor guy!

nanny said...

Oh...too bad...and he was trying so hard. Maybe she will take it well!

Mary said...

Oh, dear! I'm sure though that it has happened before and she will be very understanding. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tasha said...

Oh man! I feel so bad for your hubs! How embarrassing! I love movie quotes too. What's your vector, Victor? lol!

(The Seurat painting totally makes me think of Ferris Bueller too- maybe that's why I like it?!)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Well hopefully she won't hold it against him since they hadn't even met yet!