Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Glossy Garbage

© Stan Spire 2009

Got another one in the mail today. The alumni magazine from the college that bestowed upon me an invaluable degree, the key to a good life.

I have so many fond memories of my alma mater, Mistake By The Lake. Alcohol abuse, for one. College is the perfect environment for that hobby. And how can I forget my backstabbing roommate who helped improve my chances for dating success.

What I treasure about the alumni magazine is all the success stories, how a Mistake By The Lake degree made the difference. But you never see the unsuccess stories.

My four-year degree was so worthwhile. It assured that I had a steady career, made plenty of money, and was never unemployed or forced to take a minimum wage job. My degree was so worthwhile that I had to default on my student loan.

An unsuccess story that will never appear in the MBTL alumni magazine. After all, the college has to sell the dream, not reality.

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