I'm sitting and working in my new and comfortable office chair in my new office behind several glass doors in our new university building. I feel well protected and insulated. The semester now over, all I hear is slight rattle and hum from the air conditioning system. Everything's light and clean. The women in the restaurant in the main building know my face and think I'm still a student (= undergrad = a Master's student) and try to sell me food for half the just price.