Saturday, March 08, 2008

The unstated perils of being a historian...

Okay, kids, parents, teachers, advisers, counselors, professors.

Please do this to anyone that you think may even be remotely interested in studying history at the college and/or graduate level:

Have them lift a 14 gallon Rubbermaid container full of hardcover books.

Tell them they will need to do this many times whenever they move.

I don't want to discourage people, just let them know what they're in for.


Kim said...

You can actually store your books in smaller boxes.... ;)

Abby said...

I don't think that peril is confined to historians. You should have seen how many boxes of books Brendan and I moved... or I should say, made our wonderful and patient friends move :).