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Master of Something

Yes! I finally, finally received an offer from Carleton University in Ottawa for entry into their graduate program. Apparently, assiduous, pig-headed argumentation and negotiation can have positive results on occasion. ;-P

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notebuyer
May. 22nd, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the offer.

Condolances for the technique used to get it. Now work on

DIPLOMACY

defined as "the use of gentleness, tact, and politeness to allow others to do things your way."
ccord
May. 23rd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Ah, and my modernist professors had me thinking that politics was the art of using power to force others to do things they'd never consider of their own volition! 'Makes me regret using the flamethrower and mustard-gas... ;-)
notebuyer
May. 23rd, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
The mustard-gas IS problematic: remember Halabja, and the difficulty of planning on wind conditions, not to mention the lurid pictures.

The opposite approach belongs to another friend, who simply reeks of patchouli and gardenias in enclosed rooms while he patiently, and at boring length, explains what he is entitled to, for as long as it takes for the desperate person behind the desk to either solve it or refer it to the next victim. He calls it "the sweet attack".
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