Not a doctor yet, but just realized I might be turning into an arrogant jerk... Do you think most professionals develop a certain sense of superiority? I don't think I'm superior to the next guy, but certain situations bring out a little bit of that in me. I think it's because of the hard work and sacrifice that we (pre-professionals/professionals) put into our careers. Maybe sometimes it makes me resent others. For example, in this situation: Just got a pedicure. Handed the lady my credit card. Foot lady: "How much for tip?" Me: "Wha...? Um... yes... of course... you can add a tip in." ** ** This was the first time in my life that anyone has ever ASKED me for a tip. Her rudeness completely caught me off guard. I ALWAYS tip generously, but there are social rules for this! You hand me the sales slip, I write in the tip quietly and privately, hand it to you and you smile. Foot lady: "How much?" Me: "Oh, well... um... I dunno... ten dollars?" ** Dude, you need to tell me the pre-total and give me a second to do the math! You can't catch me off guard with your rudeness! Foot lady: "Only ten dollar? For tip?" This was at a tacky strip mall place, people, not some snooty high-end spa. I found myself thinking: if you want $50 bucks to paint my feet, charge me that much! Don't b*tch about my tip! You want money? Get a REAL job!! Ooooh, I'm so mad! I'll NEVER go there again.