MOChassid

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Puh-Lease! UPDATED


I WITHDRAW MY RANT AND APOLOGIZE TO THE DEAN. I HAVE OVERSTATED MY FRUSTRATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY AND DISPLACED IT. MAYBE THEY SHOULD TAKE ME OFF THE MAILING LIST?

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  • At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    um, sorry but I knew Dean Bacon during my time at Stern which was not too long ago. I think she means this sincerely. She does know a large number of students. Perhaps not your daughter, but then maybe your daughter didn't try to get to know her.

     
  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I can only speak for OOD and her friends, none of whom has any relationship whatsoever.

     
  • At 9:12 PM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    We're not bitter now, are we?

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Not bitter, just don't patronize me. And the cafeteria is highway robbery, ask anyone.

     
  • At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe the hiatus is a good idea after all...
    This post is beneath your ususal high standards and reeks of excessive bitterness and cynicism. Might she mean "knowing them" in a more general sense of taking pride in helping mold the next generation of MO leaders and thinkers?
    Of course there is what to criticize, starting with but certainly not limited to the robbery at the caf. But I see nothing the least bit inappropriate or patronizing about this letter. Dean Bacon deserves better than this kind of attack.

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    OK. I apologize.

    Perhaps I'm displacing my displeasure at the hallowed University whose only real contact with me until now has been to dunn me for money if I am even 15 minutes late with a payment (keeping in mind that I have not taken a red cent in scholarship money) and robbed me of even more money with its required "meal plan" (which doesn't refund any money even if you don't use it up).

    I'm sure Dean Bacon is a lovely woamn who means well and does not deserve my scorn.

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    *woman*

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Bob said…

    No one's forcing you to send your daughter to Stern.

     
  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    bob

    You're right. I do it willingly and happily. She has a wonderful chevra and has had a wonderful experience. I should not have posted this.

     
  • At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Bob said…

    But I still understand your frustration at paying the same amount for Stern as Ivy League law schools, from what I understand.

     
  • At 10:46 PM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    Oh, I know all about the cafeteria situation, MoC....

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I understand that you apologize but is that enough?

    Did you follow your own advice that you gave to gedolei Torah? Did you first send a letter to President Joel, Dean Bacon or anyone else?
    Why not share your scorn over the dinner table if you must speak lashon Hara. Why do it so publicly? How could you have even had a thought to post this online?


    Do you realize that the person who you bashed over two sentences is a mother, wife, child and sister? Do you think your apology is enough for the embarrassment to her and to her family. Plus you could have caused financial harm to her and to YU. So you would have liked a few more letters, ok, so send a letter and start a conversation with the people you would like a letter from. Instead you chose to embarass a person and mock her job performance in public.

    Blogging has really become tabloid press. We forget that the people we are discussing are people. If we become detached from the humanity of other people then it is time to hang up our keyboards.

     

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