Actual snippet of conversation with a nursing student in the college parking lot:
Khawaja: So have you decided on a specialization in nursing?
Student: Oh, anesthesiology, definitely. Starting salary is $160K. Cannot wait to make that much.
Khawaja: So you’re in it for the money?
Student (earnestly): No! No! I mean, right now my residency is in Trauma. Would I go into Trauma if I was just after money? I go into it because I love it. I love Trauma. Like, half the time I’m covered in blood. It’s awesome.
Khawaja: You like being covered in blood?
Student (puzzled): Well, yeah. Except maternal blood, like during a C-Section. Eww.
She’s a former student of mine. Ethics.