Farming Is No Joke

| Learning | July 30, 2017

(I work in my college’s admissions department as a caller. We occasionally get parent’s phone numbers instead of the students when trying to contact the latter, but it’s an easy work around that doesn’t cause too much trouble. This week we are tasked with calling prospective students to inform them that their applications need to be submitted/completed, and my first call of the day goes out to Texas.)

Man: “Hello?”

Me: “Hello, is [Student] available?”

Man: “Who is this?”

Me: “My name is [My Name] and I am calling [Student] in regards to his application to [College]—”

Man: “College? [Student] is going to college?”

Me: “Well, in our records he’s listed as having an application—”

Man: “I didn’t know he was going to college. I thought he was going to stay and work on the farm; what else would I adopt him for?”

Me: “Uh…” *they hung up soon after. I honestly hope this was a joke*

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