Lawson Sitterding Assignment #3 Conversation #1 Girl #1: “I can’t believe the campus didn’t close…everyone else is and we aren’t.” Girl #2: I know, Butler, IUPUI, UIndy, EVERYONE is out. Girl #1 I don’t think Ball State got out though, did they? Girl #2: No, I don’t think so. My friend goes there and she was pissed. They got weather worse than ours. She sent me a picture this morning complaining about it. Girl #1: We picked a really great school. Really great. Stupid classes. Everything in Monroe County is closed except our freakin’ campus. Girl #2: Yeah, I know. How fitting I’m transferring next year! Girl #1: You’re transferring? Girl #2: Yeah. Girl #1: To where? Girl #2: Umm, UNC-‐Wilmington. They have an awesome film school. Girl #1: Seriously? Girl#2: Yep, they have the biggest film production facility outside of California so I can’t really pass that up. IU doesn’t really even have a specified film school. Girl #1: That sounds awesome. You have to do what you have to do I guess. Girl #2: Yeah…10 minutes from the beach too! Can’t argue with that. Girl #1: Lucky! So have you gotten in and everything? Girl #2: Well, I sent my transcripts and my application last week, so yeah, I am just waiting to hear back. Girl #1: So if you get accepted you are for sure going? Girl #2: Yeah, I am about 90% sure. It’s just not something I can pass up. It is like the film capital of the US outside of California. I don’t want to be in California anyways, so it’s perfect.
Girl #1: That’s true. What movies have they shot there. Girl #2: Um, they shot Nights in Rodanthe there, Cape Fear, and they shot Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. Girl #1: Holy crap, One Tree Hill? Girl #2: Yeah, right there in Wilmington! Isn’t that awesome? Girl #1: Yes! That’s impressive. Are you getting an apartment or what? Girl #2: Yeah, I’m waiting to hear back from my cousin. She might be living down there with me. She is in school at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis with her boyfriend and I guess they aren’t doing very well so I extended the invite. It would be cool to have her there with me ya know…someone I know. I wouldn’t be like alone, and not knowing anyone. Girl #1: Yeah true. Girl #2: Yep, so I’ve been looking at apartments in Wilmington for a few weeks now. They’re so damn expensive! They’re like administrative fee, security fee, priority list fee, blah, blah, blah. It’s never ending. Girl #1: Tell me about it. I live in a decent apartment here and I still have 400 dollar rent. And I’m NOT 10 minutes from the beach. So it’s probably better than you think. How much is tuition? Girl #2: Umm, it’s $16,000 for the year and then apartment rent and stuff. So it isn’t too incredibly bad. Especially when you compare it to what people pay to come here out of state. Girl #1: Oh yeah I know, Monica pays like $35,000 a year here. So that really isn’t that bad at all. Girl #2: Well it still feels like a lot. I sort of feel guilty throwing this on my parents when my sister is getting married next year too. That’s not really a good time to say oh by the way I want to transfer out of state. Girl #1: Well you have to do what you have to do. If it’s going to give you a better shot at getting the type of job you want then, I’m sure they’ll support you. Girl #2: Yeah, they are. I just still feel guilty. It just makes sense, ya know, their film program is so competitive. Like if you take the prerequisite and get a B minus then you still have to apply to get in to the program, and if you get less than that, you just flat out do not get in and you don’t get another
chance. If you get a B plus and higher you are automatically allowed into the program. Girl #1: Yeah, that’s exactly how Kelley is. Girl #2: Yeah, so their film program is like the Kelley of IU. That’s a good way to describe it! Conversation #2: Girl #1: So yesterday my professor said something to me about having dinner and wine with him and his wife. Girl #2: WHAT? Girl #1: Yeah, he said I’m a gifted student and he’d like to talk to me about doing research and some other stuff I didn’t understand. Girl #2: What did you say to him? Girl #1: Well I said sure, what else are you supposed to say when your professor says that to you? Girl #2: Oh, I don’t know…maybe that it isn’t very appropriate? Girl #1: I can’t say that! His intentions probably aren’t to be a creep! He’s married. Girl #2: How do you know that, first of all he’s gorgeous! You can’t tell me it didn’t cross your mind! Girl #1: Well maybe for like a second. Girl #2: SEE! Girl #1: It’s not like having dinner with he AND HIS WIFE is going to actually mean anything. Besides, we will be talking about school. It isn’t going to mean anything. Girl #2: HA, ok. We will see about that I guess. I better be hearing about every single thing that happens. Girl #1: Nothing is going to happen! Get that through your head. What part of with he and his wife, do you not understand?
Girl #2: I don’t know. I just have never heard of this before. None of my friends have ever gone to their profs houses for dinner before. Girl #2: Well I haven’t exactly gone to a professor’s house for dinner either. I have no idea what to expect. Girl #1: (chuckles) See, you ARE thinking about it. Girl #2: No I am not. Nothing is going to happen. It is unethical and against the rules. He would get fired! Girl #1: Obviously he doesn’t care about getting fired, you’re eating dinner with him. Girl #2: I am a grad student. I‘m sure it happens more than we know. Girl #1: Maybe…but still—grad student or not, it’s still weird and you’re still secretly hoping something happens with him! Girl #2: Ok, this conversation is over. Shut up. Girl #1: (Laughs) Yeah, cause you know I’m right. Just say it. Girl #2: No, cause you aren’t. I am going to have dinner with he and his wife and have a good time talking about school. If that’s even possible. Conversation over. The end. Shut up.
Published on Feb 1, 2011