So, we get in on Friday night. We’re all excited. Hangover takes over. And sleep ensues. Sleep may have lasted 14 - 15 hours. It. Was. Amazing. Sorry you didn’t get a post, but here’s the good news: Everything is lined up and ready for a great week.
To start us off on this holiday week, here’s a little story about the glory when Halloween falls during your workweek in Admissions.
A couple of years ago, Halloween was during the middle of the week and so our office was open like normal for business. We had people for tours and appointments and we were seeing our fair share of crazies dressed in costumes. But we were making the most of it by putting on Halloween music, and we set out these ginormous bowls of candy at our front desk.
Our office handles issues for current students too (we share a office with the Registrar). A current student came in all pissed off because he said his professor flunked him on an exam on purpose (totally not his fault) and he wanted to file a formal complaint. Our front desk student explained the process (standard paperwork online, investigation by our academic review committee, mediation with the professor, etc), but this student wasn’t having it. He demanded to speak with the President of the college. When the worker said that was impossible, he threw one holy tirade fit. The main focus of his rant ended up being how we could afford Halloween candy for “homeless people off the streets”, but he couldn’t see the President (I still to this day have no idea what one thing had to do with the other). All of a sudden, he throws his backpack on the front desk, unzips it, and proceeds to throw all the Halloween candy into his bag. We’re talking like 5 huge bowls of candy to the point where he couldn’t even zip his backpack up again it was so full. He left still grumbling under his breath about how much he hated it at our school while tootsie rolls trickled out behind him.
Someone in our building called campus police after hearing him shouting and they followed the trail of candy all the way to his residence hall room. Best Halloween in the office to date.
Amazing. We especially love the sense of entitlement part. So unique - we rarely see moments of entitlement anymore. We hope he had to return said candy and was promptly reprimanded for his theft from your office. But his dad probably knows some Trustee member, and we imagine your office instead got a donation made in the son’s name for Halloween candy forevermore. Are we close? Eery, right?
Everyone have a great Monday. We hope this week brings the end to travel for many of you and the beginning of a coffee-fueled application reading season. If you have essay quotes, quips from letters of recommendations, great typos or funny resume lines, hit us up.