Sunday, June 11, 2017

Generation gap

My son complained to get up at 4 am to go to a show yesterday.

In my first summer in college and desperate for money, I worked from 5 pm to 10 pm in a steak house as a bus boy and then 4 am to 12 noon cleaning slot machines in a casino for 6 and sometimes 7 days a week. When I worked 5 days, I felt I was lazy! I did not feel I over-worked. So do not complain as money does not grow on trees.

On the second year, I earned a better living by correcting home works for a professor in Physics and worked part time in a Chinese restaurant. I was exempted to take college Physics.

On one semester of the third year, I took 30 credits trying to finish college in 3 and a half year even I lost a lot of credits due to changing major.

I had a good social life too and a GPA of 3.4 out of 4. College was a breeze for me. There was no pressure compared to back home. The tuition fees were minimal - thanks to California tax payers. Yes, it was a easy state college and I would not fare that well if I went to a better college - my daughter wondered whey I did not go.

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