Last month I had to go in and talk to my faculty adviser, who game me a B in micro last semester even though I think I earned an A. As I was leaving, he said, "You're going to be getting a letter from us because you're getting some money." That was all he said. What is that supposed to mean? I hadn't applied for anything. Maybe they were just giving out ten dollar rebates or something. So I said thanks and left.
Then this Tuesday I went to International Trade and my professor gave me a letter from the department and said, "Congratulations. I hope you can make it to the dinner." I had no idea what he meant. So I went out in the hall and read the letter, and the Economics Department is giving me a scholarship for next year, and they're presenting it to me at the department awards dinner next week.
That is all I know so far. It could be for six dollars or for a billion. I guess it could even be for a negative amount, like a special punative tuition rate. Who knows? So I don't want to get too excited about it, yet. Also, they have given me no indication why they chose me. Did they pull my name out of a hat, or did someone in the department nominate me, or what? I guess I'll find out at the dinner on Tuesday.
But I'm kind of excited about it. I don't want to be a jerk and all, but I think it's pretty cool. I like to think that the faculty members all have man-crushes on me and are cutting three staff positions to afford the massive cash payout I'll receive, but that's probably not the case. I just hope I get some sort of oversized check handed to me. Even if it's just for twenty bucks, I've always wanted to take an oversized check from someone while my picture was taken.
I wonder if they are expecting me to say anything on Tuesday?
Title evidently from the eponymous song by something called Mims. Is this a person or a group, or a portmanteau for "miniature Sims"?