Monday, June 15, 2009

Dear Former Advisor:

Thanks so much for sending the reviews from my doomed little manuscript. Again. I wrote you back once. What's that? You want more? Let me explain a few things to you.

1) My baby is crying.

2) I already have my PhD. It's in the frigging mail.

3) My baby is way more important to me than your lame manuscript (all right, my lame manuscript), not least because

4) I already have a job and

5) I need nothing further from you.

You get 15 more minutes of my time. CHEERS.

Sincerely yours,

No Longer Your Grad Student So Bugger Off

Seriously though, what's a polite way to say, "I am doing this as a favor to you, but I am very busy and this is all you get" ??