At the time, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do career wise and was dabbling in some of my interests. When the semester (prior to my marriage) was over my graphics design teacher asked if I was taking his advanced course. While I still enjoyed graphic design, I knew it wasn't what I wanted to do in the future. I told him I was leaning in another direction and while I wouldn't mind taking his class as a fun elective, it wouldn't fit my schedule. I joked that between work, school, and my soon to be husband I was going to have a tight schedule. Before I could say anything else, the teacher exploded.
He said, "I never thought you would be one of THOSE girls. You have so much potential in graphic design - I can't believe you'd throw it all away for an MRS. Degree."
umm - what!
Honestly, I was pretty offended. I didn't drop out of school - in fact, I'm finishing my degree this year. I didn't get married to ride off my husband's income - I've always worked fulltime. Yes, I did have to have a tighter schedule in order to spend time with my husband and SS, but I don't feel that limited me.
What do you all think of 'MRS. Degrees'? I thought it was an archaic, somewhat sexist idea, but some people say it's actually still common. Do you know anyone that went to college for an MRS. Degree (ie: went to college to find a providing husband)? Have you ever heard of an MRS. Degree?