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‘The greatest line I never said’ — from college admissions counselors

13 FEB 2014

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Many college admissions counselors across the country communicate with each other through a listserv. Most often they share professional thoughts and advice, but every now and then, they have a little fun.

Recently, one counselor, in an e-mail with the subject line “The Greatest Line I never Said,” asked others to share things they had thought about saying to students but managed not to. Here are some of them; when you read them, you will understand why I was given permission to use them only if the authors remained anonymous:

I was reminded of an interaction with a student … She told me that she was interested in applying to Dartmouth.  I looked at her challenging transcript and I was SO tempted to say:  If an asteroid strikes the earth and kills every teenager but you, you MIGHT make the wait list.

To quote the great Judge Smails from Caddyshack, the line that always goes through my head is, “Well, the world needs ditch-diggers, too.”

Read full article: The Washington Post