|Dr. Tyson I Presume?|
|Dr. Englebert Humperdink|
Several years ago, the State Bar of Texas abandoned its stance on lawyers referring to themselves as doctors in social or professional settings. They reasoned that the title is not inherently false or misleading. I say where Texas goes, so should the nation. Remember the Alamo and all that. I worked hard for my juris doctorate. The years of trying to become invisible to my professors' Socratic pointing, the final exams, the hours of study, the bar exam, the relentless clients. Do you know that in some European courts the attorneys get to wear long robes and medallions? It's bad enough they took away our powdered wigs. I want the respect I deserve. Can't we get special hats or something? If Bob Barker can refer to himself as a Doctor, why can't I get the same courtesy? If not, at least let us start wearing powdered wigs again.
(Update: I've been told I am not the only one. There is now a facebook page dedicated to the topic. )
(Editors Note: Although this is an tongue in cheek post , the individuals mentioned actually do hold doctorate degrees. It is my understanding that Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd both received similar honors. )