Anonymous asked: What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
Anonymous asked: Hi! I LOVE this blog. Since you responded so well to the Grammar Nazi, I deemed it safe to pose my question: Did you mean to say 'patronizing' instead of 'patriarchal' when responding to the pseudo-fan with no sense of humor who questioned your maturity? Patronizing might not be the right choice from your lexicon but I think it fits better than 'patriarchal.' ...
Anonymous asked: Hi there. Grammar Nazi here. In your last post, it should read, "at AN open house". As you always portray such a strong grasp of the English language, I am confident that this was only an oversight. Also, I absolutely LOVE the blog. It has replaced coffee as my morning pick-me-up. Thanks for rescuing me from the sheer boredom of a recruiter's summer.
EXCERPTS FROM ESSAYS
Counselors. I have to say I’m impressed. We have an inbox full of stories, essays, questions, college fair moments (with pictures!) - it’s awesome. Keep ‘em coming. And since we have so many essay excerpts, Admissions Problems for the first time will have a THEME NIGHT! In honor of today being Hump Day, the essay theme tonight is LOVE. First up, this excerpt from a Facebook...
WHEN OUR BOSS SAYS WE NEED TO INCREASE OUR CLASS...
WHEN I WANT TO AVOID ONE OF MY FAMILIES AT AN OPEN...
WHEN PAYDAY IS ONCE A MONTH
At the first of the month: At the end of the month:
WHEN A FAMILY WANTS TO SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR 6...
Whew. Just when I spent four hours the other night returning a bunch of questions from the inbox, you all refilled it again. Thanks for all the comments, suggestions, ideas and funny stories. We’ll get to all of them ASAP. And by ASAP, I mean when I get to it (read: July). Let’s get down to business. Questionable Questions. First up - “How can your school help me to be a drug...
WHEN I SEE ANOTHER RECRUITER AT A FAIR TALKING TO...
WHEN I ACCIDENTALLY TALK TOO LOUD ABOUT AN...
WHEN A PARENT TRIES TO FLIRT WITH YOU
On the outside, I’m like: On the inside, I’m like:
WHEN A NEW COUNSELOR IS NERVOUS ABOUT THE...
Anonymous asked: You seem way too smart and clever for this field. What was your intended career path? I mean God knows none of us told our 5th grade teachers we wanted to grow up to be Admissions Counselors. Also, this is me hitting on you, from one amoeba to another.
Anonymous asked: I am a fellow Admissions Counselor with lots of Admissions Problems. Today's problem: Angry, screaming parents who are upset their child did not win the lottery for free football tickets. The white-rich-kid-entitlement is at an all time high today!
WHEN A WHITE KID FROM CONNECTICUT WRITES AN ESSAY...
Thanks for the inspiration, KK.
PRESENTATION ROOM TECHNOLOGY
WHEN OUR BOSS SAYS ONLY CONVERTING 50% OF CAMPUS...
Welcome back, counselors. No doubt you may have some fun reading comments from the blog that I finally returned last night. Some of them were from Memorial Day. WTF. Sorry about that. I do care about each of you, so I’ll do better. I’m starting to sound like Lady Gaga. I won’t call you Monsters - promise. Here’s a quick Monday Mourning story for you that comes from a blog...
Anonymous asked: Can you tell us more about yourself? State you work in, beer of choice, gender, sexual orientation, mothers maiden name, SSN?