Part of a 2-part series on TJ.
Because I am Asian, this will probably seem very, very ironic, so just use your imagination and pretend I’m white or something. I dunno.
I am so goddamn tired of all the TJ crap. It’s just a freaking high school. Personally I’ll be happy if I go to Chantilly. I’m trying out, but if I don’t get accepted, I’ll be like “Screw this. TJ sucks.” But don’t try telling that to one of the TJ Groupies.
The TJ Groupies are the Asian guys and girls that think that TJ is like the difference between being a doctor and being the guy behind the counter at McDonalds. See, their philosophy is that if they don’t go to TJ they won’t get into Harvard (or Yale or whatever.) If they don’t go to Harvard they won’t become a doctor slash lawyer slash engineer slash whatever. And apparently those are the only career opportunites in the world, other than flipping burgers.
They’re freaking desperate. Like there are people who think that an A- is the nice way of saying “You Have The IQ Of A Breath Mint.” There’s a kid in my geometry class. He got a 98.7% in that class. If I got that grade I would be THRILLED. But he’s disappointed because it’s not 102% like he should be getting. You know, because that makes perfect sense.
And don’t even get me started on MathCounts. In case you’re clueless in Asian Matters, MathCounts is general admission for the first month, and then they narrow it down to the thirty SuperAsians who they deem fit for competitions. If you’re not a SuperAsian, then you automatically qualify as a “You Have No Chance In Hell Of Getting Into TJ You Dumbass”. They narrowed it down a week ago. It’s funny watching the TJ Groupies freak out when they didn’t make it. “NOOOOOOO!!!!!” they scream. “I’M A FAILURE AT LIFE!!!! I HATE BURGER KING*!!!!!!”
So if you’re reading this, and you’re one of the TJ Groupies, just know this. An A- is not the end of the fricking world. There is still hope in the world. Insert more inspirational crap here.