Monday, December 6, 2010

You Did It Unto Me..

Oh the joys of my job. I could seriously write a book about all of the things these students do/say! Monday's are always the best..still recovering from the weekend of no work/sleeping in and re-adjusting to the 8-4 life. And juuust when you think the day is alllmoosstt over, that's when that "ONE" student shows up. Ya know .. the one that you know by name and cringe at the very thought of. That's bad to say I know, but if we're being honest, I think we all have that person in our life. Well today was my day for THAT person (we shall call them: boomer). I get the dreadful IM from the front desk, "You have a walk in who wants to know if you have 5 minutes to meet, it's BOOMER." The name hit me like a ton of bricks just got thrown onto my chest. First thought (if I'm being honest), "Uh.", second thought, "No way it will take JUST 5 minutes!", third thought, (deep breath) "Guess, I better get this over with..". My reply (with all of the excitement in the world..sarcasm of course) "You can send BOOMER back.."

Now in order to understand this, you have to understand Boomer. Boomer isn't just your average student. Boomer is of a special kind. The kind whose file is about three inches thick, the one that may need to take a personal hygiene class, that doesn't really grasp the concept of school and the responsibilities that come with it, the kind that you have to be blunt and honest with or you'll get walked all over!

Looong story short. Boomer's appointment did not take a mere five minutes as stated. Boomer wanted me to do every step of the process, when it is ultimately Boomer's responsibility (after all, it is your degree, right Boomer?). During the meeting, Boomer makes a phone call and very LOUDLY speaks on the phone while another advisor has a student. Boomer was just, well... Boomer.

This meeting is what made me want to pull my hair out today as frustration and irritation came over me. Then this came to mind: "And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." (Matthew 25:40)

So now, as I am still working through Boomer's issue, I am trying to keep this in mind and remember that I am doing it to Him.

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