BenJ wrote:Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!
I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!
Parents can be real douches about their children. I bet his daughter would have been mortified if she'd been there. At least, I hope she would have been!
At least you know there won't be any pretension at UConn. Although thankfully HLS is at least somewhat better than Harvard College in that regard. (Thankfully if I get in, anyway!)
I LOL'd and cringed at the same time. It's exactly the sort of thing that my dad would do, minus the expletive, and it's true that it's embarrassing.