Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Yet Again, I'm Official (An Anticlimax)

UPS delivered my PhD diploma. Now I can shower.

Although for some reason the printer capitalized the "l" in the middle of one of my last names. Although with the fancy lettering, it's not undecorative. It now looks kind of nonspecifically Asian, the way people pronounced my name when I visited Hawaii.

Since I didn't have a scanner available at the time I sent the application, I can't look at a copy to see how I filled it out that they would misread it that way. Since the form specified "fill it out EXACTLY as you want it," I was very careful about it, and I'm already a stickler for that sort of thing, I really believe I probably did fill it out right and they misread it. Probably just too dang many names overall and they got confused. Why? Just take it one at a time, like any other kind of reading!

I kind of don't care right now; I don't know if that will change. There are plenty of people who don't even have a diploma in their current name(s) since they got married and whatnot.

5 comments:

The villager: said...

I didn't realise PHD diplomas were delivered by UPS....I imagined they were always presented at a ceremony....I have much still to learn.

liz said...

Typically, the ceremony involves a roll of blank paper. For undergraduate, too. I don't know about the UK, though--I'll have to ask my husband.

Eph Zero said...

Well, congratulations anyway, Dr. Y-S...

liz said...

Thanks...again!

Karen the Californian said...

Congratulations, Dr. CapitaLized!