I went to schmooze Eli's teacher today, since we've been having some "communication issues." at one point she asked what I did. The conversation went like this:
Me: I run a mental health program at the prison.
Teacher: So are you like, a masters or a PhD?
Me: Well, sort of. I have a PsyD. It's like a PhD with a clinical focus.
Teacher: In what?
Me (feeling a bit grilled after a similar line of questions about my teaching): Clinical psychology
Teacher: So, what are you at the prison?
Me: I'm a psychologist.
Teacher: Like, with a doctorate? Huh. You'd never know it!
Teacher: I mean, so tiny with such a big brain!