actuality.log


Friday, April the 1st, 2005

After much thought over the past few months, it is clear I am not bright enough to cut it at this level. This is quite a harsh realization and it took me a long time to bring myself to admit it. But I realized there is no point trying to fool myself anymore.

I’m leaving grad school, and will probably do some travelling (emptying the extreme savings account one can fill up in grad school) before I decide what I now want to do with my life. And where I want to do it.

Social service sounds like a plan, but you never know.

Update: Please check the post date after you’ve begun your knee-jerk reaction. I thank you all for your concern, but enough with the e-mails already. It was nice to have a laugh at your expense though, and thank you for playing. You’ve been fabulous.

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5 Responses to “I give up”

  1. pul| says:

    Are you (excuse me) fucking insane? What made you think that? Open up and pour your thoughts. There is no such thing like “I am not bright enough to cut it at this level”.

  2. pul| says:

    Damn it!

    Ladies and gentlemen. May I introduce to you Mr. April fool – (Shameless plug) Srinath Madhavan a.k.a. pUl|.

  3. wahgnube says:

    That was intelligent, 4 minutes from response to realization, probably in the top 3. At least amongst those that bought it in the first place, of course.

  4. anita says:

    wow – did a lot of people really fall for that? i knew it was a joke when i got to the “I’m leaving grad school” part.

  5. wahgnube says:

    Surprisingly, people did fall for it. Though I wouldn’t say a lot, 7-8 reacted and about half fell for it. Though I was somewhat flattered that people (including some people I didn’t even realize read this page) cared and were prepared to intervene, I am quite appalled by their level of retardedness.

    (And before any of you get into arms, realize that is a joke.
    Either that, or it’s true, and you know it.)


1 people conned into wasting their bandwidth.