posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:01 AM
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by jhn7537
Sounded to me like a pretty serious day they spent together getting things up from the basement, I mean if you have a 20 something year old son it
would break your heart that he would chose to run off to a party rather than stick it out with his family in an emergency. He said he needed to learn
to grow up and be a survivor on his own, well the first step is showing some balls and loyalty. I have no respect for that kind of self serving
Um, he IS
the "20 something year old". From what I gather, he's worried about leaving his family (family being parents and possibly
siblings). He mentioned his school being closed only one day for this storm. This means that they expect students to be there on Tuesday, ready to
take scheduled exams and attend class.
Heck, I'm a student and I know how inflexible the university professors and administration can be with absences and making up school work. I
suffered a trimalleolar fracture (broke my tibia, fibula, and ankle) in August of this year. I was in the summer semester and the break happened two
days after the last day to drop. I was hospitalized and had to fax hospital papers to the Dean. Once I was discharged, the doctor wrote a work and
school dismissal order for an indefinite period of time. I did all I could to go against those orders and get my butt to class, only missing three
consecutive classes with each course. I can't afford to drop the classes and suffer financial consequences. Anyway, fast forward to end of term. I
was able to get an incomplete (and have now completed) from all but one class. I wasn't able to get in 90% of the course-load, the professor
required, for the "I". So, now I'm out $1700 for that one class that I have to retake in January.
So, I'm giving my story to show that I'm aware of the consequences which could be worse than the consequences of "staying with family". His
"family" is obviously grown and independent.. He? Not so much. His responsibility is his studies.