Just call me Dr. Jehan
At the Dawn Banking & Technology Conference yesterday, one of the speakers kept referring to me as Doctor Saheba. He said it so many times during his speech, and then again during Q&A, that at the end of the session, even I began to wonder if I had got a doctorate at some stage when I wasn’t looking 😉
When the Moderator jokingly told him that if he called me Doctor one more time, I would probably be conferred a degree by one of the Universities represented there, he was unruffled, and said “Well she should be!” 🙂 I didn’t have the heart to tell him that, much as I appreciated the fact that he thought so highly of me, being conferred a PhD would not add to who I was or to what I was doing. I am not trying to take anything away from those who spend years getting a PhD – it is just something I have never hankered for.
Strangely enough, a friend told me yesterday that she has noticed that ever since she put a Doctor before her name, people have started treating her differently – apparently with much more respect. Hmmm …
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