Alumnus: (n) a graduate or former student, esp. male, of a particular school, college or university
I am an alumnus–even though my degree was not acquired through higher education, but rather, lower institutions of learning–by overcoming mediocre concerns.
I have learned.
- I’ve had the benefit of competing with those who graduated from the University of Misunderstanding, whose main function is to cause trouble in life and disrupt the common good.
- I have dealt with those from the College of Petty Jealousy–completely insecure about the training they received, confident that the best way for them to succeed is to intimidate others.
- I certainly easily surpassed those from the Institute of Procrastination.
- Quietly walked away from the competition posed by the Graduate School of Bitterness.
- Found different ways to construct my future, rather than succumbing to the curriculum at the Technical School of Bigotry.
- And even refused a scholarship from the Doctorate Program at Meanness.
I received my diploma from the Nothing Works Out Immediately University, with my major in Patience.
I am grateful for this training.
And it also makes class reunions much more pleasant.