Brunching with Rooby near Columbia at the end of a long weekend in New York.
Rooby: Did you grow up here?
Me: No, I just went to college here.
Rooby: You came here to know what your job is?
Me: Well, I came here to learn things, and also decide what kind of work I wanted to do, yes.
Rooby: And you decided you want to work in a university?
Me: Yes, exactly.
Rooby: Because universities are very serious places?