It's July 9th, 2001, our Nerddd's first day in the post-college, real world. She's feeling great: psyched and confident. She wants to get this show going but has to get through orientation first and has to force herself to remain seated as the HR person prates on about sexual harassment, vacation days, benefits...you know, the ushe.
When one of her orientation classmates turns to her during a break and asks, "So, hey, what department are you going to be in?" and our Nerddd, her eyes wide and perplexed, replies "I have NO idea."