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I have a wonderful supervisor at work. One of the things I like about Aisling is the way she saves me from myself. Last week I made some remark that somehow remotely implied that this Canadian didn’t know about the June Bank Holiday. Aisling picked up on it and warned me not to come in to work today.  (The first Monday in June is a public holiday.)

A few days ago I was chatting with a coworker, and during the course of the conversation, I mentioned that had my supervisor not reminded me about the upcoming bank holiday, well, I would have come to work that day.

“Well,” my coworker commented, “that’s dedication.”

“No,” I said, thinking about having a lie in (sleeping in), “that’s stupidity [or ignorance; I forget exactly what I said].”

We laughed together.  You see, there we were in the vet school, amidst all the students spending precious years of their lives, chuckling at silly people who can’t see the difference between dedication and stupidity.

We were laughing at ourselves.

~ 09250671

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