Unfiltered Story #90293

, , | Unfiltered | June 27, 2017

When I was in my second year at college my anxiety and depression got the best of me and I attempted suicide. I missed a few weeks of school while in the hospital and going through a day program. As soon as I had access to my laptop again I emailed all of my professors. I was open and honest with them and they were all willing to work with me about my missed days and assignments. Except one. My History teacher said the proper protocol was to talk to the Dean of my College. I didn’t know my Dean so it was very awkward emailing him and he insisted meeting in person. All I remember of our conversation was that the first words of his mouth were “You need to take your medication.” He hadn’t even asked if I was on medication previous to my attempt and I hadn’t mentioned previous treatment in my email. He didn’t even ask how I was doing. I was horribly offended and did my best to get out of there as quickly as possible. For your information Mr. Dean, I was taking my meds. And it wasn’t until after this incident that we realied that traditional anxiety meds don’t work for me and found a medication that does.

Words Fail Me

| Michigan, USA | Learning | March 12, 2013

(A student comes in to the Registrar’s office to pick up a transcript. After discovering that she never placed an order, I tell her to place the order so that it will be ready in the afternoon. After checking the system over the course of several hours and not seeing the order, I call the student.)

Me: “Yes, I see you still have not placed your order.”

Student: “I placed it hours ago!”

Me: “Uh oh, I hope something is not wrong with our system. Did you get confirmation that the order went through?”

Student: “Yes! I still have it up right here on my screen. It says right here: ‘Transaction Failed’!”

The Klass Of 2015

, , , , | Learning | March 12, 2013

(I’m working clearing, which is when we take in calls about students who are in their last ditch effort to get into the university.)

Me: “Okay, that’s fine. I’m going to process your application now. Can I please take your first name?”

Student: “Yes. It’s…” *unintelligible speech*

Me: “Can you please spell that for me?”

Student: “Ugh, if I have to. It’s K…” *unintelligible*

Me: “Okay, can you repeat that for me? It starts with K?”

Student: “Yeah, you know. K as in Chicken.”

No Aspirations As Long As You’re Under This Roof, Part 2

| California, USA | Learning | March 12, 2013

(I work at a call center for a university. We call prospective students and tell them about our school. This call was meant for a young lady but was taken by her father.)

Me: “I’m calling from [university] to talk to [girl] about her interest in attending our university.”

Father: “University? Like school, papers, homework, and stuff?!”

Me: “Yes, that stuff usually occurs in a university.”

Father: “My daughter ain’t goin’ there!”

Me: “All right, have a nice day, sir.”

 

Man, I Feel Like A Woman

| CA, USA | Romantic | December 9, 2012

(My boyfriend is a gentleman and always opens doors for me, and was brought up to believe that a man should open doors for a woman, and not the other way around. I was brought up to hold the door open for people if you get there first, but whenever I do, he teases me about being the manly one.)

Me: *waiting for him to open the door* “Sorry, I refuse to open doors for you anymore, since last time you stripped me of my womanhood.”

Boyfriend: “Yes, because if you open the door for me, you’re being the man.”

Me: “But doesn’t calling me the man bother you? Because that makes you the woman!”

Boyfriend: “Nope, we’re a gay couple.”

Me: *laughing* “Oh, really? Well then, I guess I wear the pants!”

Boyfriend: *shrugs* “I’m good with wearing no pants.”

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