Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy



I was seriously considering dropping out today when I woke up at 7:30 AM on a Sunday to go study at the library. It may have been the hardest thing to do, ever. Then, on the way to school, Courtney and I went to Brueggers. Every employee looked listless and hung over from the night before. What's worse than elective studying on Sunday morning? Mandatory work while customers complain about how long the line is.

That's when I realized the "real world" kind of sucks. You do a job you don't really want to do, with coworkers that hate their life, and you specialize in... bagels? I mean, c'mon. That's gotta suck.

No disrespect to bagel-workers the world round, of course. You make my mornings better, western-egg-and-cheese-on-everything-bagel-sandwich. I guess I'm just glad I don't work at Brueggers. That place is just depressing.

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  1. I’m about to graduate a week from today so ‘the real world’, as it is often called, has been on my mind a lot recently. It really bugs me when I tell people I’m going to graduate and they say something like: “Well I guess you’ll soon find out how much the real world sucks. Have to get up earlier and work longer.”

    I did some math. I’m studying, working at my student job, doing homework or sitting in class for 60-70 hours per week. That 40 hour/week job with no homework everyone complains about so much sounds pretty sweet.

    I think the ‘real world’ that you’re talking about does suck. I wouldn’t want to do something meaningless everyday for eight hours. But a large percentage of my friends and acquantainces who don’t have a degree seem to think that college is a breeze and that we just screw around for 4 years (well, 6 for me) until we get a job like theirs that we hate like they do.

    So in conclusion, no, college is not like the ‘real world’ in either sense. But in two month’s time, I’m going to be working with some of the best hackers in the world securing some of the country’s most important assets. I’m not sure if that’s the real world, either…

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