Daily inspiration for doctoral students are posted on my Facebook page. Here is an example.
“Don’t ever ask a PhD student about how their dissertation is going unless you are a PhD student.”
I had a great department chair when I was UAB, Dr. Gerald Glandon. He was always willing to help, kind, friendly, and always remembered who you were.
We were walking together to the parking deck and someone asked me my dissertation was going. He stated the above to the person. I thought, “Amen!”
Now, most people don’t realize that and you will get asked this all the time. Feel free to use this quote as your response.