Massive magazine welcomes letters of all shapes and sizes. They should preferably be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, though they can be dropped into any student association office. The Editor reserves the right to edit, abridge, or just plain bastardise them, and will refuse any that are defamatory or in bad taste. Pseudonyms may be used.
Thanks for accepting my application to study Massey. It really made my day to know that you were willing to accept my money and allow me to grace the hallowed hallways of your university. I will try to live up to the faith you have placed in me.
I must say, I almost missed your invitation. It appeared in the junk folder of my email inbox and I certainly wasn’t expecting to have to reconfirm my desire to study at the university having not done this strange practice in my first. I would have thought that my enrolling in courses and selection of said courses could have merely been accepted then and there instead of including this extra, and confusing step.
My real question is, what would have happened had I missed this email. I am sure you will probably be inundated with irate students (who don’t want to enhance their penis size and therefore never check their junk (oh ho great pun) email boxes). Is their academic year ruined before it even began? Even if the email went into the email inbox uninterrupted how many simply ignored it and went about enjoying their summer content in the knowledge that uni would take care of itself, after all they had enrolled and probably made travel plans.
This rant may fall on deaf ears. As the magazine is probably only read by people who got the email and were on to it enough to respond, but who knows. A copy may end up in the hands of someone who missed the deadline and is no flipping burgers wishing they checked their junk email more often. And if by some twist of cosmic fate this has happened, then I wish to offer you an apology on behalf of my new tertiary institution in which case you should get angry and get your own letter in here, but I guess my real intention was to throw out my frustration at this new step and see if other students had the same problem.
Or was it just me?
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