Journey by Stephen Clark  
    to Ridgetown

 
 
You say, "Well, it's a tempting offer Bob but I'll have to say no. Good luck." You finish up your beer and head for the exit.
    You go in to Ridgetown College of TAFE and say to the receptionist, "Excuse me, I'd like to cancel my enrolment and get a refund for my fees, please."
    The receptionist answers, "Oh, really? Why do you want to do that?"
    "Well, I got accepted into a different course which was higher on my preference list, so..."
    But she says, "But what's so good about this other course? How is it better than this one?"
    "Oh, well, I just think the other course is more suited to my needs and abilities."
    The receptionist frowns at you. "I really think you're wrong. This course you're pulling out of is one of the best courses in Australia. Most people would sell their right leg to get into this course. And you've been accepted, and you want to throw away this opportunity for some other, lame inferior course -- it just doesn't make sense! Why would you do that? Are you insane?"
    You say, "Oh. Hmmmmm. I never thought of it like that before. I guess this course must be better than I thought. Well, I guess I'll stick with it then."
    The receptionist nods approvingly and you leave.
 
 
 
 
 
The End