Sunday, September 21, 2008

Feminine hygiene

One of my classmates pointed out this link the other day. Its a link to the Urban Dictionary's entry for "douche bag". Apparently, the author of this entry seems to think that anyone that either teaches at or attends the Carlson School of Management is a douche bag. I'm guessing that it was written by someone that was rejected by Carlson and is taking his or her anger out in a juvenile manner. I got a little chuckle out of it and clicked the link to Carlson School of Management to find a response from who I can only guess is a member of the CSOM. Now, a normal, mature adult would read this little childish entry in the Urban Dictionary, chuckle at its stupidity (I have to admit, the comment, "Douche bags have been known to add small numbers with calculators and call it "business math," is kind of funny), and move on. To my horror, the student from the CSOM gave the most "douchey" response possible in saying the Carlson School of Management is:

"A school of high achieving students that are hated upon because of their future wealth.

I hate Jim, he is going to be making so much money because he goes to the Carlson School of Management."

Oh. My. God. This person is part of the reason why business school students, particularly MBA students, carry the stereotype of being pricks that value money over everything else. Although there may be a reason for this stereotype, it is certainly not true in all cases. I think around 20-25% of my class wants to get into either microfinance, non-profit, sustainability, or like myself, is pursuing the MBA to improve their global mobility. Even if one isn't going into one of the aforementioned fields doesn't necessarily make him or her a money grubbing douche bag.

Whatever the case, if you are an MBA student, please don't act like the student that posted the retort on People like that just ruin it for everyone.


Anonymous said...

Even if that person is rejected by Carlson, it is not the right way to vent anger. Stupidity at its heights.

-Loyal reader

Unconventional Applicant said...

What bothers me more is the response from the CSOM student!