November 3, 2008

The Insignificant, Insecure & Egoistical Professor

I met someone last Saturday who was very pleasant at first, but then turned out to be one of the more insecure people I’ve met the moment he opened his mouth. This man, Prof. Dr Something Or Rather, introduced himself saying, “I’m Malaysian, but I’m from US?”!! What on earth is that supposed to mean? If this were an oxymoron, it’s pretty clear where the moron part is.

Anyhow, he was just supposed to accompany some MBA students to meet with me for a session on entrepreneurship. From the get go, he constantly interrupted me, his students, just about everyone he could vehemently stating his point – not like he had one to make.

I was very cordial and pretty good natured about everything until he started bombarding Malaysian entrepreneurs. He reiterated that he isn’t just an average professor and knows a lot more than many of the entrepreneurs around. I mean, come off it – what’s the point of raising your voice above everyone else’s – is it just to prove what you know? There’s no need to do that.

Part of me wanted to say to him, if you claim to know so much about being an entrepreneur, then why is that you aren’t in business? Why are you not an entrepreneur? Surely, if you are as good as you say you are, you’ll be minting money in no time and running the world’s most successful company.

But then I decided not to. One because it would have been of no use, secondly because an old adage came to mind, “Those who can’t do, teach.”

8 comments:

Charm6781_Yatie said...

HAH, that’s why he still teaching...Wonder how can someone who never venture into business able to call themselves a professor in entrepreneurship?? Funny right, since he’s from US…why work in Malaysia, might as well work in US.

Pei Shoo said...

Wah that's very unprofessional...
go back to US la....

Anonymous said...

What an idiotic and stupid prof?

HL said...

If you are Malaysian, just admitted it. Nothing to proud of you from oversea. If feel shame about Malaysia, then why come back to this country and look for Ringgit Malaysia? Isn't earning USD is better?

AusNomad said...

lol. This reminds me of my previous employer. Really trying damn hard to speak an American accent and very much includes this line in his conversations: "I'm different, cos I'm from the US, you know.."..XD

well just so you know, you still look damn Chinese and not even an inch close to what you claimed to be. LMAO!

Sleek81 said...

what an idiotic prof. He shouldn't be in Malaysia at all..Go back to US la.

bob asri said...

Haha i just bloody hate people who do not proud of being Malaysian. If your identity card stated 14 or 01 or 06 or any other numbers that indicates you born in Malaysia, BE PROUD OF IT.

cs said...

shame on him.