Yet, right after agreeing to meet with them it occurred to me that I have absolutely no idea who these people are. I forgot for a moment that while I started writing this nonsense/blog as a means to vent and entertain both my mom and my imaginary friends, there are other (real) people out there who read it now, and some of them have what could only be described as a violent hatred for...well…me. Would they be normal? Would they reveal stalker tendencies previously developed on myspace and facebook? Would they forcefully strap me down and perform yet another circumcision on me as a means of teaching me some twisted and still pointless lesson?
With some trepidation, I met up with these two prospective medical students…and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, the fact that I’m still alive right now would have been good enough for me. They both seemed like great people, and after drowning them in a verbal ocean of my useless advice, I actually feel bad that I probably served no purpose for them whatsoever.
I was, however, troubled by one thing: one of the students told me that, in a mock PBL session done that morning, a different prospective medical student asked the facilitator/faculty member a question that went something like “So there’s this third year at your school who has a blog and he says [something about everything sucking].” OK, while I am amazingly flattered that I have that sort of influence and have reached this degree of C-level Internet quasi-celebrity, please, please, PLEASE do me a favor and do not bring up these sorts of things in front of those sorts of people. I don’t have a book deal to fall back on, people.
Regardless, I hope these two future medical students come to a peaceful decision about their medical school choice. I hope I didn’t scare them away from my school because this school could use a few decent people like them. Most importantly, I hope that future readers do not feel concerned about contacting me with whatever question they may have, and I’m over my fear about meeting random people through this blog should the situation present itself. Unless of course you want to talk about circumcision, in which case why don’t you talk to this guy instead?