Monday, December 15, 2008
Signs of the Apocalypse: Alma Mediocre
You know that the state of education is in trouble when you receive a Christmas card from your alma mater with a personalized message like this.
Or maybe I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he's actually inquiring as to the state of my well... but if he IS, he left me hanging! What does he hope my well is? Filled with water from the generous rain season? Not the cause of little children's deaths? Getting a new set of stones for the above-ground rim?
Even better? They send these cards out as a way to get alumni to pony up some cash to the school's permanent fund. Well, I guess that works. It's a very sneaky way of saying "please send us money! we can't even teach our kids basic grammar!"