The ninjas would surround you and then whisk you out of the room in a flurry of ninja-like moves. Either way you were freed from the shackles of painful small talk, irritating diatribes, drunken blathering, whathaveyou.
The other day I found myself reflexively tap...tap...tapping to no avail. The conversation went like this with a
Med Student: Why on earth would you go into medicine if you were a nurse? I mean, you already had a career, and a paycheck?
Me: Well, just because you are getting paid to do something doesn't mean you should keep doing that thing forever, right? Other things are required to feel fulfilled and happy in your career and life. I was--
MS [cuts me off]: I mean I had no burning desire to do medicine, I just picked it based on a process of elimination, seemed like it'd be alright. But if I'd been a nurse already I'd never bother going into medicine!
This is the part where I had a flashback to all the money, blood, sweat, tears, and time that it took me to get into medical school. Then a quick roll call of some of the Canadians in my class who could say the same. Followed by all the people I know who are still trying to get into medicine.
Me: Er...[not really sure where to start]
MS: Did you do it because you could make more money as a doctor?
Me: It's really not a money thing [tap]...if I was doing something for money I wouldn't start by going $300 000 dollars in debt [tap]
MS: But you'll make tons of money once you're a doctor so it isn't really a big deal.
Me: tap....tap.....TAP.......TAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! Scott / Ninja's where are you when I need you??????