Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sweet mercy

I got news which I just had to share. Before I completed high school last year I applied for Uni. It is a slow, annoying wait between every little tidbit of information which informs you of your success or failure. You have to wait seemingly forever to just hear your year 12 score! Well, I found out my score and then looked at it analytically. I got 60.25. This is no great score and made me wonder. At the start of year 12 I worked out my grades and discovered that there was no possibility to get my dream job as a vet. I ruled it out. El finito. The scores you needed to get to get into uni was just too high. It could be as high as 98.9 or as low as 96. You may have noticed my score, a good 30 plus below this score. So it was ruled out.

My next choice involved kidlets. I decided to be a primary school teacher. Those grades were far more accomplishable and I felt I could be happy in that sort of job. Those scores are as low as 70 or 65. With the demand changes for the course being so weird I felt I could make it. Last night at 6 we could log on and find out.

I didn't make it. No teaching for me.

Because you have a choice of six preferences and there were only 4 teaching ones I could stand, I put in two "dummy" choices. These were courses I knew I could not get (their scores are around the high 70's low 80's) but I wanted to fill up the space. I can do those courses but I knew I wouldn't be, if that makes any sense. They are highly popular courses.

Journalism was high. So was the popular Animal Science. Last year Animal Science was 74.75, far higher than any of the other agricultural sciences. I got into Animal Science.

.........

Yes, Animal Science. That kind of thing does not happen. People like me with average grades DO NOT get into Animal Science. I sat looking at the computer for 5 minutes saying "WHAT???" quite loudly with some disbelief. I didn't get into teaching. I got into Animal Science. The family all applauded and were happy but didn't quite grasp the weirdness of it. My friend Blondie did. I told her "I got Animal Science" and she said quite loudly "WHAT???". It is simply not done. She was blubbering about how the thing is normally in the mid 80's or the high 70's and how had it worked that me in my 60's got Animal Science.

To this very second, I DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED!!!!!!

It simply does not make sense. I am still in deep shock and now my day is very changed.
Amazing how the world works, isn't it.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Moochelle said...

Congrats! That's fantastic news! :)

5:59 pm  
Blogger Bronze John said...

Thats damn fine, congratulations. If you need animals we have animals.... we've got a whole ecosystem down here.

8:27 pm  

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