I still remember getting my first full time job. When I got my first paycheck I thought, “Man, this isn’t fair! I made more money in college when my parents paid for everything.”
I have been through three different colleges. Harvard, Princeton and Oxford. I had a great time and… Ok, I lied. I got an AA degree (even though I didn’t drink a lot) from Global University. That’s when I became a youth pastor in the 70’s. It was all correspondence, but then I had to go in front of a local board of scholars for an oral exam. Fortunately, I only had one cavity.
It was a grueling test, which I passed. I also studied broadcasting at Rio Hondo college and finally business administration at Ashford University. Ashford has an internet program. It was an awesome experience. Because you could chea… I mean study and then jump on line to take the quizzes and exams. I also had to write many papers.
I wish I would have finished the program. I only had three years to go! I know! I think that’s also the reason I dropped out. Three more years! Another 30k in student loans! Was I ever going to do something with the degree? I was a comedian, for heaven sakes, and in my early 50’s! What a stupid waste of money. Plus, my parents were in no place to pay for everything anymore. Not fair!