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What If You Were In The New York Times

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Being raved about by your mom? Her post on their blog, The Choice (which is about college admissions) is getting rave reviews from parents who just. can’t. let. go. Also because my mom is awesome.

The comments are (no offense Mom) as usual, my favorite part. They range from

The off-topic:
October 4, 2010 2:50 pm
As a Berkeley alumnus, just let me say: GO BEARS.

— asad

To the accusatory:
October 4, 2010 2:31 pm
How fortunate you are to be able to afford this. Out of state tuition. The ability of your children to rent an apartment without a paying job. Travel in Europe. They have the education , support, and connections to live comfortable lives without fear of homelessness or hunger.

These are aspects of a lifestyle impossible to attain for most Americans.

Just one small example: when I fly to another city I don’t rent a car. I take public transportation. Indeed I have taken the BART from the airport to Berkley -very convenient and around $12 as I recall. Only a person who never needs worry about money would go through the inconvenience and additional expense of renting a car for that trip.

— John drabble

I feel a lot better about my life now that I know that renting a car makes you privileged. I had no idea that that’s the reason I’m lucky to lead the life I lead.

A Daughter Relocates 2,500 Miles Away, and a Mother Flies Home, Alone [NYTimes]

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4 Responses to “What If You Were In The New York Times

  1. Ann Derry
    on Oct 5th, 2010
    @ 12:04 pm

    I just want to point out that out of 81 comments (so far) only one was negative!
    your mom

  2. dum
    on Oct 5th, 2010
    @ 4:24 pm

    Tell your moms to “shake them haters off.”

  3. Emily
    on Oct 5th, 2010
    @ 5:14 pm

    my mom loved it… if only she could mirror this contentment….

    “I hear about her new friends and her new interests– the ones she wants me to know about, that is. But there is a lot that I don’t know, and I’m content with that.”

  4. Seana
    on Oct 5th, 2010
    @ 10:13 pm

    I was soooo stoked to read that article. And john drabble (seriously, is he using the name of a comic strip as a pseudonym? because that’s kind of pathetic) can suck it.

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