Mihaela Bobaru

Doctor from University of Toronto, 2009, and Master from University of Waterloo, 2002, both in Computer Science. Also known under last name Gheorghiu. Publications on DBLP, ResearchGate. Contacts on LinkedIn.

Getting Old
You know you're getting old when you have to check the manual to see how to behave in a certain situation. At least you find out there's nothing wrong with you and you'd done all the right things all along, by just following your good sense! Good sense and manual agree: "offer to help out with chores, for example: driving to the doctor". Check! "Offer to be there to talk". Check! Got denied on both accounts, straight off the bat, even if everybody is equally clueless in this situation, not knowing what could happen in a week, a month, or a year. What you get plenty of, is the third good sense/manual item: "prepare to have some anger thrown at you and you, in turn, to let off some steam". Check! Here, did get that. Just find it hard to accept the explanation: "it means you are seen as being safe to be the target of negative feelings". Yeah. Really flattering.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. - Woody Allen