Conversations with Normal People vs. MIT students
I’ve been observing a marked difference in the interactions I have with MIT students and normal people. It goes something like this:
Me: Hi, what’s your name?
Normal-person: I’m Annie, what’s yours?
Me: I’m Beracah, nice to meet you! Are you a student or working?
Annie: <ensue 20 minute conversion & exchange informal contact info>
but on MIT:
Me: Hi! What’s your name?
MIT-girl: <cold, withering stare, as though I’ve offended her><girl turns and walks away>
yep. i love campus!