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How NOT to make friends with the admission staff

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by drdrtoledo, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. drdrtoledo

    drdrtoledo Pharm Delicious 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    Morristown, NJ
    Here's a little story to bring a little laughter to everyone feeling the stress...

    I was asked by my state school to submit my August MCAT via fax to their office. This morning I went to work and attempted to fax the scores over. The machine said "communication failure". I kept trying another couple of times then gave up. I then asked a secretary for help, figuring I was doing something wrong. She gave it a couple of shots and received an "unable to communicate" error message.

    I called the school to make sure the fax was operational on their end. They said it was fine, just a little backed up. After trying sporadically, I gave up and went to my other job. When I checked my home answering machine there was a message from the admissions office staff:

    Mr drdrtoledo,
    We have received all seven copies of your MCAT score. Please do not send anymore.

    I am so embarrassed.. But I realized this message was from the morning and that I had tried several times after that. As I expected, I found an email saying that they had received enough copies. I replied with an apology letter explaining that the machine was claiming an error. I faxed to other location this morning with no problem.

    Anyway, I hope this made some of you laugh (either at me or with me :p ) I was ready to withdraw my app but decided that it wasn't worth it. I feel like those guys that mess with the waiter only to get snot in their food.... I hope my apology went well. :)
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    LOL!! :D :D

    I'm sure it's not a big deal, and that no one on the adcom will ever know a thing about it.
  4. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the adcoms are used to technology problems by now. :)
  5. MorningLight2100

    MorningLight2100 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2001
    NY, NY
    Holy toledo! :D

    Goodness, thank you for that little slice of comic relief. :) I feel for you though...what an uncomfortable situation! I'm sure they'll understand. :)
  6. aisha

    aisha Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    Irvine, CA



    i am laughing so hard.. that must be embarassing... thats ok though.. they probably understand
  7. NickasaurusRex

    NickasaurusRex Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 26, 2001
    Okay, that is definitely the funniest thing I've heard all day! LOL! No one there will doubt that you're persistent! ;)
  8. Badgerbabe

    Badgerbabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Brought a smile to my day, drdrtoledo!!! Thanks :)

    They'll probably just think you REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go there.....

    hahahahahahahahaha :)
  9. drdrtoledo

    drdrtoledo Pharm Delicious 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    Morristown, NJ
    I'm glad my life can lift the spirits of others! :D It's getting to be close to show time for all of us... Good luck to us all!

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