Monday, April 22, 2013

R and S are for Really? SERIOUSLY??

Today I have orientation at The U.

I'm guessing it'll be a lot of pimply 19 year olds wearing their red Utes sweatshirts and cautiously flirting with each other.  The thought is gagging me.  I know they are probably really excited... they're not in high school anymore and they are adults and can do what they want.  This is their first big day away from home.  It's only 8:30 - 4:30.
Is your dad paying your tuition?
Yeah.  Get over your adulthood and study.
Or you'll fail your first semester. 

I know you got to take one of the cars from home and your mom is paying your cell phone bill so "she can still call you whenever she wants to."  So- I just can't take you that seriously.
And... you know how on TV they stay up all night and party and laugh and take pictures to post on Facebook and then they are so tired in class the next morning...but still pass their exams.  Well, um, that's TV. 
You know what would happen if you did that in real life and not prime time right?
And, finally,  do you understand what mandatory means when used in Mandatory Orientation?  It means MUST.  You have to show up for this orientation or you can't register for class.  Do you still feel like an adult? 

I don't.  And I'm 28.
This is my third University.  I get the drill.
And I don't want your campus tour either.
Just give me my ID and free ham sandwich and let me register already.

PS.  You (University Officials) can use this post as part of your orientation speeches.  These youngsters really do need to hear it.

Last year's A to Z:  R is for Recently.  Kole's transition into bath time fun is explained and videoed.
S is for Stands of Lemonade. A must must read.  This is a flashback story of me and my two younger sisters and our great ideas to get more business at our lemonade stand. 


Kar said...

Haha! It really will be so weird to be around all those little 19-year-olds. I wish I stopped being pimply when I became an adult. Alas, it's still a huge problem at age 36. Sigh.

Juli said...

The thought of going back to college boggles my mind (for me... not for you) Honestly, if I were able to do it again... For real... and apartment off campus, just school no work, live in the city again, no kids, husband, etc... I just might give it a whirl.

But with all the responsibility I have now? No way.

Jemima Pett said...

It was funny going back to college. It made this 40-something feel so alive! It was great to be able to hang around with younger people, getting fresh views and new friends. And the college work was hard, but so much more rewarding than the first time around.
As they say, education is wasted on the young :)
Happy A to Z-ing
Jemima at Jemima's blog

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

LOL Things mean more in the long run, the more of the work you do yourself. Way to go, kiddo! - Barbara from the A-Z
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Ginger Bradley said...

excellent...and glad your back in college, try to ignore THEM