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Another reason why Lund kicks Waterloo in the nuts

I had to take a break from studying to share this with all of you. This is my new office.

Conducting international, multi-hour phone interviews on a cell phone is not a fun experience. I’ve had a bunch of calls that just had terrible quality and an interview that died abruptly. To remedy this, I decided I’d ask Lund for some kind of small room with a phone in it. Nothing special, just a landline that I could receive calls on so that I could make a good impression on potential employers and avoid the hassle of a 1 second delay while speaking.

You know what they did? They helped me. They didn’t just say they’d think about helping me, they didn’t make me sign 26 forms in triplicate, and they didn’t refuse on the grounds that helping students would be unfair to all of the other students the university shafts (I’m looking at you, UW). I had a legitimate concern, and it was within the university’s power to help me, so they did. In fact, not only did they help me, but I have access to the room at all hours for as long as I need it and Lund doesn’t need the space, which is going to be awesome when scheduling calls between California or New Zealand. Waterloo, you should be taking notes here. Satisfied graduates = good recommendations & fewer losses due to property damage.

I was debating between “Ask and ye shall receive”, “God helps those who help themselves”, and “Waterloo’s a giant turd”, but I had to go with the title that best expressed my feelings.


5 Comments so far

  1. Jamie October 19th, 2006 4:54 pm

    As for your possible titles….
    1) You hardly ever recieve if you ask.
    2) God hates you.
    3) ok, it is true, Waterloo is a turd.


  2. Alex October 20th, 2006 2:05 am

    1) I agree. That’s why I swear by the “can we have a pool dad?” method.
    2) Jamie, that’s silly. God doesn’t hate me, he just doesn’t exist.
    3) That wasn’t so much a title as a statement of fact

  3. Jamie October 20th, 2006 11:55 am

    1) tis a good method
    2) OHHH right, its orphans that hate you
    3) zing


  4. Grandma October 20th, 2006 12:14 pm

    What the heck is a pool dad? Is this a dad that plays pool better than you do. A dad that drives all the students to university or a dad that swims under the water and pulls your legs so you drown

  5. Alex October 21st, 2006 4:14 am

    It’s a simpsons quote, where the kids ask their dad for a pool over and over until he caves.

    Good guesses, though.

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