How could I forget how useless meetings with profs to talk about evaluation results (or most other things, actually) ultimately are?
If I were not used to reading comments on news, other online debates and fandom_wank, I'd not believe it possible to miss a point like that. And to turn an argument in a personal bitch-fest without admitting to it. And to distort facts and undermine people who try to correct you by ridiculing them (admittedly Prof. Bitch is better at that than Prof. Blub, but he instead starts shouting at you).
Any bets if I'll be able to keep my mouth shut - or at least my talk civil, reasonable and unconcerned, since I've not even been able to keep quiet today - until I've finished the two years here?
I've become better at that since my outburst at Prof. Oe during a lecture, and I'd really like to finish that doctorate and Prof. Blub is theoretically my advisor. Still, my temper and stupid sense of having to speak up against ridiculous arguments, pure idiocy and unfairness will probably make these years ... fun.
I know there are sane profs - well, not precisely sane, this is academia after all, but not bitchy, backstabbing and temper-tantrum-throwing (notice I didn't mention ones without a god-complex) - but either they avoid these meetings like the plague (and who could blame them?) or they are really just a myth.