Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Miss Information is annoyed by hope

The day after a disastrous oral presentation in her Caribbean literature course (no, she isn’t exaggerating), Miss Information received word that her application to graduate school has been rejected. It really hasn’t been the best week so far.

So all you people who were so certain that she would be accepted were wrong. Miss Information was right and you were wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Ah, dammit. Being right doesn’t always feel so good.

Miss Information opened the e-mail right before work today. She thought it was another e-mail about the computer glitch that had messed up the application process so she was blindsided. She spent the rest of the day weepy. Imagine if she actually had gotten her hopes up.

Since it is unlikely that Miss Information will want to speak about this in the near future, or, you know, ever, she would like to take this opportunity to thank all of her library and non library friends for their support, kind words, and recommendations.

Oh, and the manufacturers of the sandpaper-esque facial tissue the library purchases are really just a bunch of scum sucking, bottom feeding bastards. Thanks to you, Miss Information now resembles Yoda.

Miss Information is pretty bummed out right now, but she’s sure that she’ll be able to see the funny side of this by tomorrow. Well, maybe Thursday. Ok, Friday at the latest.


At 2:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bah! Who needs school anyway...

You have already achieved greatness - people go to grad school to become you!

At 2:29 AM, Blogger Journal of a Hopeless Director said...

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At 2:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck grad school, its just a joke way for the driven to achieve financial greatness, or for the pseudo intellectuals to impose their ignorant views on hopeless undergrad students

At 2:49 AM, Blogger Xine said...

i know of many great people who at first were rejected, and then got in just by saying "you want me! you really do!" and of course, because other people dropped out. and the second time around counts for a lot. really. remember that for some reason, everyone wants to be a librarian. they're crazy. but that's why it's hard to get in.

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Miss Print said...

Remember who you are: the uncompromising, enterprising,anything but tranquilizing, right on Miss Information!

The loss is entirely theirs, not yours. Life will bring you something even better, just wait and see.

So get your chin up, have an espresso, eat a mountain of dark chocolate, and sally forth!

(And if you're looking for a literary pick-me-up, grab yourself a copy of Martin Millar's Lux the Poet. I won't spoil it for you by dropping hints, but can almost guarantee that it will have a cheering effect.)

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I feel your pain - really. I'm also in the midst of applying to grad school (I'm 30 and finally graduating with a B.A. in May) and I suspect that most grad schools don't know brilliant, sparkling, highly fashionable people (and me).

I'd send you chocolate if I knew where you lived. Chin up, Miss I.

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't fret too much. I went to grad school for my hallowed MLS and yet I have never, in 10 years, worked as a "professional". Library assistant for me! So it isn't always reflected in more glamourous work or better pay.

At 6:44 AM, Blogger library mistress said...

Poor Miss Information, was there a reason given for the rejection?

At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me a couple of tries to get into library school. I changed nothing. Just submitted everything the same way the second time around, and hey, presto! So, I don't know, it seems rather arbitrary.


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