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When asked, no one really has any concept of what my day job is.  I explain it like this.  “I help students figure out what classes they need to take in order to graduate “on time”…”  (“On time” is in air quotes since the traditional 4 year college track has now become 5-6 years…)  At least that’s what I am supposed to be doing.

The frozen expression on my face when I experience these stories…

And since I regret NOT keeping a journal of instances, conversations, wacked out situations, and the like, I might as well start now.  No time like the present, right?  Might as well, considering one day I’ll publish a book and become super rich and famous just for living life and doing my job to the best of my abilities…

…keep in mind, for confidentiality and privacy sake, I’m going vague here, but you’re smart readers, you’ll get the idea…

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Email

Student:  How are you? I hope you’re enjoying your summer. I’ve registered for classes for the fall but I have not reached the full time 12 credits. I put in a lab which says it has 3 spaces available but once I register it tells me its closed. I need this class and lab as a pre-requisite for another class I need to take. Please help!

That was the entire email.  I am so clueless.

Thankfully I must have done something right- yes, 12 credits is full-time status.  What class are they referring to?  What lab?  Does the lecture correspond with the lab?  (or vice versa?)  Is there a restriction around the lab?  Is the lab open only to the Freshman cohort?  Do you even know what cohort means?  Are you the cohort?  (no, since you are emailing me…)  Are you a student in that major?  What major is this class?  Can you tell me again, WHAT IS THIS CLASS?

I feel like this is coming to me as a reply to my response…

I’m not a mind reader.  Give me an inch when I need at least a foot…

In all honesty, I really do enjoy what I do.   These situations really challenge me to become a better customer serve-ish oriented person.  Without these students, how else would I be able to be so awesome at Jamberry and Younique?!  Sometimes, there are situations where if you don’t write them down, or share them with others, it’s as though they never existed.  One day you are with friends/family and are asked for a hysterical work story…how can I prove these are real?!

Anyone got connections to a book guy?  I know a few people who have similar stories…we could collab something EPIC…

 

 

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Follow along on social media too- those accounts are always with me (since I am GLUED to my iPhone…), and they are a perfect reflection of just how scatterbrained and crazy this journey of life can really become…