This is just a cut from a true story. I've heard it before, but not to this depth. It is not the reality of the story, or the subject, it is the realization that we can not tell by looking or reading what a student can accomplish. You are at Bastiat Free University to energize your creative and audacious dreams. You will achieve far beyond what the doubters believe possible.
"It begins with a dotty gingham dress. That's what the woman is wearing - and that's what I want you to remember.
With her husband, who's sporting a rumpled, ill-fitting suit, she boards a train in hopes of getting an appointment with the president of Harvard University.
They arrive in Boston and walk all the way to Cambridge. They manage to find the office. The president's secretary takes one look at the pair and decides on the spot that the president wouldn't have time for them. The term gate-keeper hadn't been coined at the time - but the secretary was a gate-keeper to the nth degree.
The couple ask to see the president.
"He's busy all day," the secretary says. Actually she barks the words so severely she expects the couple will be discouraged and go away. But it doesn't seem to put them off. They just sit down and wait. --- (more) --->