Monday, August 05, 2013

Heard: Definitely Not Doogie Howser

During an undergraduate intern orientation at a local medical school, I saw a young man from trying to chat up two ladies:

Young Man:  So, whose lab are you working in?
Ladies:  Umm ... Professor ... Howard-something?  His name definitely starts with an H.
Young Man:  Howard Hughes?  
Ladies:  Yeah, that's him!  We're in his lab.
Young Man:  Are you sure about that?  Because ... Well ... Nevermind.

The worst part is knowing that a vast majority of these prestigious internships are awarded based on nepotism.  I'm sure there's an intern somewhere in DC who got the internship based solely on merit, but I've yet to meet that individual.