The $100,000 conversation
Added: Wed. Aug 22, 2012 10:32pm
Posted in: Living
The cost of college is over the moon these days – about $50,000
a year at private schools, I’m told. I thought it was expensive when we were
paying for our daughter at $25,000 a year, but I learned in one phone call that
it was all worth it. I call it the $100,000 conversation.
Nikki had gone to three schools in three years and was
determined to get out in four. She was going to summer school – studying in
Greece. Nine o’clock one Saturday night the phone rang.
“Hi, Dad, I’m at a pay phone.”
I did the math. Nine o’clock here, six a.m. Sunday in Greece.
“Are you all right? Is everything okay?”
“Because you’re calling at six a.m. on a Sunday from a pay
“Oh yeah, we just got back.”
“Just got back from where?”
“The disco on the other side of the island.”
“You’re just getting home from the disco at six a.m.?”
“Sorry, Dad, I’m out of money, got to go. Love you.”
I knew then it was money well spent because Nikki had
learned to think on her feet and she wasn’t letting her studies get in the way
of her education.
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