We have a decision on the college!! After a careful selection process befitting how the pope is chosen, we seem to have come up with an answer.
I can’t wait to talk to my dad tomorrow morning about it. I have a vague idea how the conversation will go…
He: “So, she is going to the college near home”?
He: “But did you not say that would be totally free?”
Me: “Yes. But she is not going there”
He: “Oh! Okay. Is she going to the one that is giving maximum scholarship?”
He: “No? The one with the next highest scholarship?”
Me: “Not that one either”
He: “Hmmmm. So how much is this college giving where she is going?”
Me: “Actually this is the college that is giving no scholarship?”
A few moments of silence…
He: “What was the highest scholarship she was getting?”
Me: “I think the highest was $25K per year”
More silence as he struggles to multiply 25000 by 67 (exchange rate of dollar to rupee)
… that is when he is going to kill me 🙂
Love the anticipation
Tell him that the college she is going to will help her get a job while she is still a student :-). Just trying to provide some imaginary support to your imaginary conversation :-). BTW, what is 25000 x 67 x 4 ? OMG. Ironically I was having a conversation with a friend of mine you know whose daughter is in an out-of-state college and we just finished talking about his attempt to talk to her about moving to an in-state college for the next couple of years. Your message came right on time 🙂
Funny and true I’ll bet. You made my day
That’s why kids should not tell everything to parents…
But then why is it so? You have too much money to spend on your duaghter or wanted to allow one other poor student to get benefittef?
… And then he calculates the $ her dad makes and multiples with 67 and everything will finally make sense!!
Wonderfully scripted the varied thinking pattern of 3 persons on account of generation gap…It’s natural I suppose…
Samudra, the system in US is very different than what you are thinking. Next time I meet you, I will explain.
Abhik, very well put
Rajib, the last line I may explain little differently “… that is when he is going to kill me:-).” May be your dad was proudly thinking that my son is at least 67 times richer than that of a rich Indian these days in India !…..