Monday, October 27, 2014

Mean Women

The Richards sisters aren't in my cohort. For one thing, i don't think they're quite smart enough to be here. Still, they're the epitome of what my two detractors will grow into if they don't change directions very soon.


Two females in my cohort have it in for me. One is 24 and is tall and gorgeous, but is not the sharpest meedle in the shipment of syringes. The other is -- how shall I politely state it? -- also 24 and a bit smarter than her friend, but  mildly on the esthetically challenged side. She's the one who likes to pass along to me things that boys have supposededly said about my thinness, flat-chestedness, braces, and overall immature looks. I have no idea if any of the guys have actually said any such things, and if so, why they would have said them to her of all people. She's not exactly on the greatest of terms with the male population of our cohort. Her love life is, if anything, less exciting than mine, which seems hardly possibly but apparently is.  At least the undergrads hit on me.

My advisor is aware of both bullies. He told me to ignore them for now but that if they don't back off they can be invited to leave, or at least to repeat the quarter so that I don't have to deal with them any longer, and he is going to ask their advisor to pass the message along to them. I don't honestly believe that either thing will happen. :People pick on other people in med school and elsewhere all the time, and one almost never hears of anyone being bounced from a program because of it. 

I'm staying as far away from them as I can. Neither is in either my study group or in my brother's. I sometimes study with my brother's group as well as my own. My brother told the one who enjoys passing along negative information to me to f*** herself. He's fairly popular despite his age, so I doubt she appreciated hearing that from him. 

I can deal with the situation, mostly just by avoiding them, but also by formally requesting not to be with them in any groups of any kind. I don't trust them at all. In the end, they'll get what they deserve, as karma is a bitch. I don't know exactly what they have against me in particular, as there are two others people with grades identical to mine, and we have no official rankings for two years anyway. They must be very sad people to be such witches.

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  1. Sounds like old-fashioned jealousy to me. You're handling it well, just ignore them.

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    1. I, too, suspect there's an element of jealousy involved, though if they had to live in my mind and body, I don't thik they'd be all that jealous. Well, perhaps the stupid one might be.

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  2. Yeah, ignore them... although my response would likely be along the same lines as your brother's.

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    1. My brother has a way with words, crude though his way may be. He gets away with it because of his looks and charm.

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  3. I am totally with your brother on this.

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    1. My brotheer has grown into a grat guy.

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  4. There are 2 in my class as well. They told me that they think I'm gross, which struck a nerve with me. There was laughing involved, too. I get that I'm sort of a novelty with my medical equipment and tubes, but telling me what they think of me as though it's any of their business is ignorant. Like, what do they want me to do? Apologize? I can't do anything about my body. I wish I could, but I can't. I try to avoid the 2 of them as much as possible, but they're in all of my classes and it's a very very small cohort.

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    1. Becca, they're disgusting and don't deserve space on our planet. i wish I was cloes enough to say something to thim. i'll be happy to write to them.

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