Of the 6 churches I passed on my way to the office this morning, 3 reminded me that today is National Day of Prayer. In the spirit of the day, I’m following my Grandmother-in-Law’s advice and suggesting that we all pray for our enemies. Here’s my list:
- Reviewer 2. Thanks for the suggestions! XOXO
- That guy I know from the chemistry department who always stops me in the grocery store to say things like “Hi, Ms. Political Scientist, where’s your Bunsen burner?”
- The undergrad student who can never make it to my office hours but always schedules an alternative time to meet and then doesn’t show.
- Fixed-effects. You might be a “thing” instead of a person but I still pray for you daily.
- The second-year graduate student who refers to their seminar paper as “the paper I’m working on for APSR.”
- Endogeneity and all methods of trying to deal with it.
- Libraries that require me to take books back and then recheck them after a semester. Seriously, no one but me wants to check out that book.
- Anyone who says they “just don’t get” a piece of scholarship/complete sub-field/method. You are just so special.
- Whoever started Political Science Job Rumors. Thanks! I feel better about my profession every time I check your site!
- Reimbursement forms and the people who double check them.
- Tom Coburn. I’m praying double for you!
Anyone you are praying for this morning?
 I guess the rules are that you can’t pray for your enemy’s early demise (<Insert Holy Book quotation here>). But, you can pray they get stuck at the DMV, get guacamole on their Taco Bell order when they asked for sour cream, or get audited by the IRS.