02.13are we assholes?
A few months ago, my bride told our oldest that if she made all A’s in her international baccalaureate program during the fall semester of her senior year–the last one prospective colleges will likely see and evaluate–we’d take her to New York City for her spring break. She wanted to stave off senioritis and help us avoid having to pay for college (since, given her standardized test scores, having all A’s in an IB program will pretty well guarantee a proverbial “full ride” for undergrad).
She got her grades a couple of weeks ago. She not only had a bunch of A’s, but they were almost all higher A’s! But she had one 89 (and one needs a 90 to get an A around here, it seems. I had to get a 94 in Tennessee 20 years ago, but I digress). One point short.
The Mrs. and I both decided (independently, as I was out of town) that she shouldn’t get to go, as a standard is a standard. However, most everyone to whom we mention this looks at us like we’re assholes. What says you, internet? I’m asking here because if I put it on FaceBook, the girl will see it, and we’ll look like wafflers.