Monday, February 11, 2008
So you go to BYU?
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
I have come to realize that my very least favorite conversation goes a bit like this:
Stranger: "So do you go to BYU?"
Me: "Yeah, I like it!"
Stranger: "That's Cool. I'm not smart enough to go there"
Ok now ... Why would someone say this? Do you want me to say something like "Nah, you could get in it's easy?" because I definitely don't agree with that, especially if I don't even know the person. I also can't say "Oh, you're smart I'm sure you could get in if you tried" because once again, I don't know the person. And finally, I could respond with "Yeah, you're right! You're dumb. I'm smart! hahahaha" and run away. Unfortunately, this conversation usually takes place on the bus and so I have no where to run away too and I don't know the person so it would be completely assuming to respond in this manner.
This conversation is always so awkward and yet I've found a slight way around the comment.
So, how do I respond? "Oh, you must go to UVSC" ... the answer is always yes.
at 3:44 PM