Tag: Mystery surgery

My Upcoming Surgery?


I have made an appointment for surgery at the end of summer. I haven’t chosen which operation to have yet, but I know it’s going to be costly.  I don’t mean that I have to choose between two similar operations.  I mean I don’t have a clue in the world what kind of surgery I am going to get.  But I look at it like this: nearly everyone gets some kind of surgery at some point in their life, right?  So I went ahead and made an appointment on the assumption that I will eventually figure out what is the right kind of surgery for me.  I’m sure the hospital will have a guidance counselor or patient advisor who will make a good suggestion as to what kind of surgery would be a good fit for me.  There’s a government loan program for this, and if it turns out that the surgery was totally unnecessary, maybe I can convince some politicians to let me off the hook on repaying the loan.

The above paragraph is satire, of course.  I was listening to the latest episode of The Ricochet Podcast and at the end of it @peterrobinson talks about a conversation he had with a gentleman who went to Princeton.  Not knowing what he should do at Princeton, he let people talk him into getting a major in Hispanic Studies.  This degree was good for getting him a job driving a taxi.  This — in my opinion — is not an anomalous situation.  I have heard of many young people who have gone off to college with no idea of what they want to do with their life.  They just know that everyone goes to college, except for those . . . well, you know . . . dumb people who just aren’t smart enough to get in.  Usually, though, at least these young people are going to a more affordable school than Princeton.