"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
The graduation fee was something like $110 for my college graduation 20+ years ago. The university alumni program calls every year now asking their alumni for donations. The young kid making the call gets rather quiet when I say the university can have a donation as soon as they refund that graduation fee. Seriously, that last gouge at my pocket book has cost them a lifetime of donations from this alum.
I went to pick up my cap and gown at my school's bookstore with several friends getting our social work degrees. I clearly remember one of them saying to the cashier "you mean we don't have to pay for these?" The cashier didn't miss a beat. He looked at her and said "oh, you've paid for them..."I'll definitely be working off that cap and gown for the next ten years at the minimum, and I don't even plan to wear it again.