...and, yes, I realize that’s technically a double negative. Deal with it.
When I FINALLY end up graduating with my Ph.D., I will have attended not one…not two…not even three…but FOUR schools. One for my undergrad (in-state), one for master’s (in-state), one for Ph.D. (out of state), and two for transfer credits for in-state tuition (the one I got my master’s at and another in-state school).
For my undergraduate degree, yes, I had to show proof that I had a tetanus shot and the MMR shot. And I remember hating both. I don’t do needles. It’s a phobia, and it’s one that I’m not planning on getting over any time soon by immersion therapy (sorry, hubby). But I had to go to college, and, to go to college, I had to have two shots.
None of this proof of needle-poking was needed for my master’s. Nor my Ph.D.
HOWEVER, I have one dang class to take at University No. 4 this summer. And THEY require MMR, tetanus, AND some other shot that I can't remember (Does it really even matter what it is? It’s a needle poking me). AND, just to make things so much more swell, turns out, my undergrad health services department tells me that my tetanus shot is out of date. I haven’t been out of high school 10 years. How the heck is that thing out of date?
So, yes, I did send the following e-mail to University No. 4 graduate admission representative:
“Last question -- hopefully!! I noticed that it had something about health immunization forms. I am going to take one online class. Do I still need to meet those requirements?”
I don’t think she’s going to cut me any slack due to a previous smart aleck e-mail I sent last week. Here’s the problem: I turned in my forms to attend Univ. 4 and received an e-mail saying they had not received my transcripts, my application fee, nor my health immunization form (shocker on that last one…). To which I showed her the e-mails saying that Univ. 4 HAD received the information. She responded something about they had no transcripts under the name of Penny Rogers. Well, no kidding, as Rogers is not my last name. And I said something similar to that in my e-mail.
Notice that my last e-mail about the shots, though, was very friendly… =D