UP Professor Insults Mary, Gets Favorable Results
In the interest of full disclosure, her name is Maria Celeste Coscolluela and this is what she said (in front of the whole class):
You’re from… (looks at my record) Engineering? Are you doing well there, hija? (skeptical)
Doubts regarding my engineering skills aside, this is the highlight of my 3rd year in college: a backhanded compliment from an award-winning writer. She was trying to say (creatively, I think) that just in case I’m not as successful in my engineering classes, I should shift to Creative Writing instead.
And you know what? A couple of years ago, I would have. I’d file that application and shift so quick, Corona’s impeachment in the lower house will be nothing compared to my red tape-cutting powers.
Unfortunately, my high school teacher already used a similar trick to get me to enroll in chemical engineering… and look where that got me. So, shifting again? No dice.
Still, I shall treasure this insult until the day I die. And I promise to keep writing to entertain people. Even if, sometimes, I have to insult them to do it.