I just got back from the grocery store where I was in line behind a woman from the same suburb where I live. Our daughters are about the same age and recognized eachother so the other mom and I started chatting about our plans for our kids spring breaks this upcoming week. I mentioned that I hadn't given much thought to it yet because I just graduated from OSU on Friday. She said. "Oh! What kind of degree?" I replied "Microbiology. " Her: "And what are you going to do with that." Me: "I'm going to medical school this summer." Her: "Oh! When I went through MY midlife crisis, I got a job at the rec center as a lifeguard." ?????????????????? This offends me on several levels. 1st: MIDLIFE CRISIS? Excuse me.(hand on my hip) I am 32 compared to her 50 or so. Lady, please don't put me in your age group...She could be my mother. Also- Comparing all the work that goes into deciding to go to med school, enrolling in college from scratch, applying and getting in,graduating , preparing for 4 years of arduous study, followed by 3 or more even more arduous years of residency does not exactly compare to your decision to "become a lifeguard at the rec center." It is frustrating to me that so many of the women where I live are brain-dead. I just don't fit in nor do I want to. Thankfully, I will soon be in the company of intelligent, ambitious and interesting women (and men) in medical school. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! Thanks for letting me vent. Love you guys.