This is how I feel on Mondays
First off, I’m not going to tell you how old I am, but I will give you some clues:
1. I was a kid when Chicken McNuggets first came out.
2. I was a bigger, fatter kid when the McDLT was introduced.
3. I was a teen when McDonalds started serving pizza in Canada.
Wait…I just noticed that all of my life-point references are related to McDonalds. Oh, I also recall the space shuttle “Challenger” exploding. I remember because it made me drop my Sausage McMuffin.
Anyway, let’s just say that I’m older than most of my classmates.
Here are 7 things I’ve noticed during my time at BCIT:
01. I’m smarter than before
Theoretically, I should be smarter than I’ve ever been. I mean, I couldn’t have gotten stupider as I’ve aged, could I? Me hope not. Unfortunately, I have noticed that my memory bank is approaching full capacity. I’m planning to do some serious review/ memorization this weekend, and I’ll probably have to give up some old memories to make room for new ones. Seeya later, How to Swim!
02. U-Pass’ are awesome
I’ve always had a car so I’ve never needed to ride the bus or the “mobile dehumanizer” as I used to call it. But we all get a U-Pass, so I decided to use it, and it’s been great. My favorite thing about the bus is that I’m never the smelliest person on it. Also, my last name is Yu – I told someone the U-Pass was invented by my uncle, and I think they believed me.
03. My set is half my age
On the first weekend of school, one of my classmates held a party at his place for our set. There’s no scenario where a man approaching his 40’s, and who isn’t Vince Vaughn, can show up and party and drink with people half his age, right? So I didn’t go.
Even though I don’t fit in with the 20-year-olds, no one is making me feel bad for returning to school and getting an education– I call that a win in my books.
04. Triple O’s is the Shizz
Enjoying White Spot burgers has nothing to do with being a mature student, but it has everything to do with being human. I’ve eaten 10 of these burgers since I started school, and I remember each one like they were my children – my beef-filled sauced-drenched children. Eating at Triple O’s has also exposed me to my greatest First-World problem ever: I keep getting gravy on my second iPad.
05. I’m not older than my teachers
I’m old, but I guess I’m not super old. I was a bit worried that I might be older than some of my teachers, but thankfully, I am not. I probably wouldn’t have responded well if some young punk told me to stand up straight while speaking, or that my SWOT wasn’t SWOT-ty enough.
06. I can’t wait to quote Back to School
In 1986, Rodney Dangerfield starred in the movie “Back to School”. The shocking plot of this movie is that he goes back to school. In this wondrous film, he utters the line “Why don’t you call me some time when you have no class?” I have to admit, 30% of the reason I came back to school was to use this line on someone. I haven’t done it yet, but when I do it will be epic.
07. I actually want to be here
This is the first time I’ve truly wanted to be in school, and it’s making a big difference. I actually want to learn about Economics and Business Law, and I can see each learning objective associated with my assignments. The “Past Me” would punch “Present Me” in the face for being such a sellout. I just hope things go well because I don’t want “Future Me” to show up in a bikini telling me that marketing never worked out.