So in fact neither of my supervisors will be present on the day.
Consequently, I am roping Squishy, Kat and Nikki in for moral support.
Friends on FB tell me I’ll be better off without my supervisors there, and they may well be right, but it just adds to the litany of inconsiderate behaviour on their part.
And as Squishy pointed out, they will have had their commitments arranged long before they knew when my viva would be so it’s not active malice, however much it feels that way. Just, you know, a sentence saying “I’m so sorry, I have prior commitments and can’t be there” would be so much more courteous that “I won’t be there but it doesn’t matter”.
Sigh. I don’t know why I still hope they’ll treat me kindly and with respect.