People doing PhDs admit it's just an excuse to fanny about


PHD STUDENTS have admitted it is just an excuse to spend another three years arsing about.

Julian Cook, who is currently writing a PhD thesis on the history of tables, said: “I really enjoyed my degree because I only had to do a relatively small amount of work and was able to have a bath during the day without anyone shouting at me.

“When that ended I was naturally very worried that I might have to get an actual job, then somebody suggested doing a PhD.

“It’s great, you think of some nonsense to write a long essay about, preferably involving foreign travel, and then you just go off and knob about for a bit.

“As a bonus, you get to make strangers think you’re clever.”

Mary Fisher is currently doing a PhD in why some dogs are bigger than others. She said: “I love learning because it is far less shit than having a job. Also you get to go in a university library and read all the magazines.

“I’d recommend it to anyone who is clever or has rich parents.”

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