There was no nineteenth story

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There was no nineteenth story in Wayside School. Miss Zarves taught the class on the nineteenth story. There was no Miss Zarves.
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

I apparently reside on the nineteenth story.

According to the state of Arizona I am an Arizona resident. I’ve lived here more than a year. I pay taxes and nobody claims me as a dependent. I have a driver’s license here. I’ve registered my car here. I’ve served jury duty here. I am a resident.

According to the Univeristy of Arizona, I am not. Why you might ask? Because I moved to Arizona to attend the Univeristy of Arizona and so the University of Arizona says that’s not a good enough reason to be a resident of Arizona.

Now, I could understand that reasoning if I was being claimed as a dependent by someone who lives outside the state and I wasn’t financially independent and all that jazz. But that’s not the case.

So according to the University of Arizona, I could never be a resident of Arizona, at least not while I’m a student. And when I’m no longer a student I won’t really care because I won’t be paying out-of-state fees at that point. The University of Arizona doesn’t want me to get my degree and then leave, because that would mean I’m not a resident of Arizona. Um. Yeah. Because people don’t move out of states all the time.

Luckily, there is a loop-hole. If I marry an Arizona resident then they’ll change my status for me.

In the mean time, where does the University of Arizona think I reside?

Must be the nineteenth story.

3 shared thoughts about There was no nineteenth story

  1. Sally says:

    it sounds like a case of needing an arizona green card… now i ask myself… are you marrying brett for the right reason? j/k that’s funny…. arizona is so silly

  2. Mr. Me says:

    Bedevere: Quiet, quiet, quiet, QUIET! There are ways of *telling* whether she
    is a witch!
    Villagers: Are there? What? Tell us, then! Tell us!
    Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
    V: BUUUURN!!!!! BUUUUUURRRRNN!!!!! You BURN them!!!! BURN!!
    Bedevere: And what do you burn apart from witches?
    Villager: More Witches!
    Other Villager: Wood.
    Bedevere: So. Why do witches burn?

    (long silence)
    (shuffling of feet by the villagers)

    Villager: (tentatively) Because they’re made of…..wood?
    Bedevere: Goooood!
    Other Villagers: oh yeah… oh….
    Bedevere: So. How do we tell whether she is made of wood?
    One Villager: Build a bridge out of ‘er!
    Bedevere: Aah. But can you not also make bridges out of stone?
    Villagers: oh yeah. oh. umm…
    Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
    One Villager: No! No, no, it floats!
    Other Villager: Throw her into the pond!
    Villagers: yaaaaaa!

    (when order is restored)

    Bedevere: What also floats in water?
    Villager: Bread!
    Another Villager: Apples!
    Another Villager: Uh…very small rocks!
    Another Villager: Cider!
    Another Villager: Uh…great gravy!
    Another Villager: Cherries!
    Another Villager: Mud!
    Another Villager: Churches! Churches!
    Another Villager: Lead! Lead!
    King Arthur: A Duck!
    Villagers: (in amazement) ooooooh!
    Bedevere: exACTly!
    Bedevere: (to a villager) So, *logically*…
    Villager: (very slowly, with pauses between each word)
    If…she…weighs the same as a duck……she’s made of wood.
    Bedevere: and therefore…


    Villager: A Witch!
    All Villagers: A WITCH!

  3. Miss Giggles says:

    Mr. Me, are you saying I’m a witch? :annoy:


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