just wanted to relay something that happened to me today: my mailbox is still knocked over, so my mom goes to the post office bright and early every morning to pick up the mail. i was on my way to work this morning and i get a call on my cell phone. it was my mom, and she had this excited tone in her voice..... so here's the conversation: *ring ring* me: hello? mom: hi! there's a letter here from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. me: cool! mom: i wanna open it. please can i open it? me: sure I guess, it's probably just a fee form or something mom: i still wanna open it. so she opens it. as i suspected it was just the fee form for the secondary, but she was so excited to see it... we made a deal for the future though... when i'm at school and letters start coming in for rejections/acceptances, she is not going to call me unless it's good news. I didn't even bother to tell her not to open them because it would kill her. she'd probably try to read through the envelope. It's cool she's so excited about the process.