Ben Langhinrichs

December, 2003
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Mon 15 Dec 2003, 02:48 PM
Travelling by plane to visit a college that interests your daughter... twice... $1200

Admission fee for early decision for the college your daughter really, really likes... $40

Kleenex to hand your daughter as she "worries" about her chances of getting in to the college of her dreams... $2.69

Buying a sweatshirt and latte mug and decals on-line from a college your daughter hasn't even gotten accepted to, in order to show faith in your daughter... $77

Ruggles Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream to eat while waiting and waiting and waiting to hear from the only college your daughter will even talk about... $5.29

Standing on a snowy driveway with your wife while your daughter gets the mail and tears open the letter... and then seeing the huge grin on her face... Priceless!

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