Target’s College Acceptance Extravaganza
August 1, 2012 Leave a comment
So this new Target commercial featuring elated teenagers reacting to college acceptances reminds me of my own experiences. I applied to a few local colleges in Ohio and some out of state ones. But they were all places that were essentially on my level. I knew I would get into the Ohio schools and the other ones were more of a toss-up, but I wasn’t really surprised when I got acceptance packages everywhere. Getting in was only part of the battle, getting money from the schools was the bigger issue. I’ll just say my reactions were happy, but much more muted. By the way, I ended up going to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Anyway, the commercial. It’s nice, I suppose. I’m sure these kids busted their asses in high school and it’s cool to see them have a moment in the sun. Though the snarky cynic is me has a feeling that they’ll be less excited when the first student loan bill comes in. The song is “Soldier” by Ingrid Michaelson.