But now I get this...
What the fuck is going on?? After having called USC a couple of weeks ago to confirm that my application file was complete - and I was reassured that it was - I get a letter in the mail today saying that one of the letters of recommendation is missing, and that they can no longer guarantee my being considered for this Fall quarter. Altho' if a new letter is sent by March 3rd, I *might* have a chance.
BULLSHIT! That letter was mailed at the same as the other letters. I have the postal receipt--and credit card bill--to prove it. (I had sent everything Express mail.) They told me my file was complete. Some schmuck must've lost it in the meantime.
So, USC is going to get a call from me on Monday. It's so frustrating that I didn't get this notification until today, when of course, all the offices are closed and I can't do anything but wait and worry for the next 48 hours. If they deny me because of this, I'm appealing the decision. They can reject me based on my actual application, because they think my writing sucks ass, but I'm not about to be made a victim of clerical error. This is too important.
Add to that a pissy drive from Bellingham to Seattle--full of lane closures, stupid drivers, and heavy traffic--a lack of sleep and a major caffeine deficit and you have, my friends, a grumpy bitch. BBQ sauce that dripped from my chicken sandwich to stain my jeans was the final dollop of humiliation for the day.
Ugh! I declare this a do-over day. I want to go back to bed and start over. Harumph!
Current State: pissed off