Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hope This Never Happens: How to Tell Your Parents You Flunked Out of School
Step 1: Prepare them
Prepare them for the news by hinting that an earth-shattering tragedy has befallen you. Encourage them to think along the lines of incurable diseases.
Make sure they hear the news from you—not the dean of students.
Step 2: Reframe events
Reframe recent events in such a way that it seems that the college is failing you rather than the other way around.
Step 3: Give perspective
Scour news sources for a world disaster of epic proportions. Remind your parents of the importance of perspective—your failing grades are but an insignificant blip compared with people dying or losing everything as a result of the catastrophe.
Step 4: Give statistics
If the situation is really dire—you’re in danger of being kicked out—tell them that the Foundation of Economic Trends recently concluded that more than 35% of college graduates take jobs that do not require college degree.
Article Found: http://www.howcast.com/videos/217124-How-To-Tell-Your-Parents-Youre-Flunking-Out