My favorite undergrad prof (Father Bosch--hey it was a Jesuit College) wrote in what was a wonderful letter of recommendation, "if you want someone with compassion for the less than competent or the lazy, she is not for you."-- I think he called me a "tiger in your tank"; and unlike my grad adviser; he didn't say a word about how attractive he thought I was
All these years later I continue to think of that as the best complement I ever received (and yes several years ago I found his e-mail and told him that) BAD ATTITUDES RULE!
PS This month's Scientaie is about who you see when you look in the mirror. You know after all these years, I'm kinda hoping that still is who I am.