An alarming day is brooding about the skyline, and it’s not Halloween. It’s May 1, the deadline for early applications for college admission of the year 2009. This week for some reason unknown is chosen by thousands of teens to apply to a single school in advance and commit to going there if admitted. I picked my application form months earlier but was reluctant on filling it out. While filling my application, I did not realize that I had misspelled my name, and since I was too busy finding other school requirements, I forgot to proofread the information.
Later that day I had to deliver my application in the company of my father, as required by the school. On our way, I realized the mistake made on the form, but could not make changes in the car because I did not want to look careless before my father. I could almost hear my mother’s voice saying “I warned you about this.” I waited until we got to school. While waiting at the reception, I successfully snacked off to the toilet without arousing any suspicion and started implementing my changes. While making corrections, I accidentally unleashed a great load of ink onto my paper. That’s when hell broke loose, my palms started sweating, because we paid a lot of money to acquire the form and now it’s ruined.
I didn’t know how to start explaining to my father what had happened, because he was more excited about me joining college than I was. My fingers and shirt were socked in ink and there was no way of hiding it. I got back to the reception where my father was waiting and on looking at his face, am struck by fear for his reaction because he is a no nonsense kind, especially if it’s academic related. I came straight to him shaking with fear and started explaining what had happened and at some point I could not understand what I was saying, but I was talking. I could see the fury in his eyes but did not understand a word he was saying.
I managed to secure a place in the same collage because of good grades, but my father was disappointed in how I let a small mistake turn into a mess and an extra expense for him, because he had to pay for another form and late application penalties.