You can always tell a Harvard man - you just can't tell him much
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Mark discusses the difference between practicing medicine in his native UK and here:
... I always say the same thing, at home if you say you went to Cambridge or Oxford (which I didn't), on the whole people look at you as if you are a smug bastard.
Over here when you tell people (ok especially girls) that you work at Harvard (this actually has a name - H bombing) they love it. In America people respect you doing well; at home the green monster just wont stand for it. ...
garym says (on January 25, 2005 10:45 AM):
When I tell people I work at Harvard, they always ask me what I teach (I don't), even though less than one employee in ten at Harvard teaches.
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