Also known as "Who is Tom Ryan?"
  1. 1.
    Open e-mail
  2. 2.
    Read, digest, blink, blink and keep blinking
  3. 3.
    Sigh a bunch of times--very deep, very dramatic
    Especially because they accepted me into the program that I did not apply for. It's like they are saying, "good try, here's your consolation prize !!!
  4. 4.
    Close e-mail and drive brother to work, say nothing on the way there
  5. 5.
    Happily drive home because you're in denial
    And it feels like spring so that's nice 🌻🌺🌿🌼
  6. 6.
    Send mom a quick, pissed off text
  7. 7.
    Re-read e-mail just to make sure
  8. 8.
    See that the recipient line says: Tom Ryan...I'm NOT Tom Ryan !!
    So I call the school and leave a message just in case
  9. 9.
    Mom calls, I hear her voice, I cry
  10. 10.
    "Mom, I'm not Tom Ryan !!!!!"
  11. 11.
    She assures me it could be a mistake and to give it time
    She's cool calm and collected like that
  12. 12.
    I eat my cereal and think about Tom Ryan. I feel bad for him--maybe he is rejected and I'm not ??
  13. 13.
    I use the magic of the internet to find Tom Ryan
  14. 14.
    I really was rejected.
  15. 15.
    Clearly I was BCC'd on the e-mail...
  16. 16.
    Tom works for the school I applied to...
    He is the site director for the School of Health Sciences...well shit.
  17. 17.
    Le sigh.
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