Submitted by: Nonya :), sAN jOSE, CA Age: 39
I'm currently reading one of the older editions and wanted to comment on the section where you brought up titles, specifically where people give themselves the title of Dr. You said if people ask, you can say, "I'm not that kind of doctor." Then you took this in a different direction from where I thought it was going and said, "Maybe you only deal with viruses from Chad." The rest of the section was about people passing themselves off as non-practicing doctors. Why would anyone put themselves in such a silly position, when pretty much any major can ultimately lead to a doctorate? You can simply say, "I'm not that kind of doctor. I got my doctorate in Economics/Mathematics/Physics/Digital Media/Journalism, etc." End of story. That way, if someone does ask you a question about your "profession" you will have chosen a field you're at least have some interest in. That way you still have the coveted Dr. in your name with less pressure to come up with a believable story.
JJ Luna Responds:
Skip the 2000 edition, which was actually written in 1997--15 years ago! Get the 2012 edition.comments powered by Disqus