26 April 2016

Habemus Collegium!!

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”?
Me: “No”
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?”
Me: “No”
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)

And then…

… that is when he is going to kill me 🙂

Posted April 26, 2016 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor


  1. By Amitesh Mukherjee on

    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 🙂

  2. By Abhik Bhowmic on

    Wonderfully scripted the varied thinking pattern of 3 persons on account of generation gap…It’s natural I suppose…

  3. By Rajib Roy on

    Samudra, the system in US is very different than what you are thinking. Next time I meet you, I will explain.

  4. By Devdas Ganguly on

    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 !…..


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