This week Josh and I filled in at some college fairs for Brandon. We love taking about Mizzou, actually we both just love talking. I did a couple last year, and it turns out, I still got it.
As you can imagine, the students and parents ask the same couple of questions: hows your X program? What do you need to get in? What’s the cost? What scholarships are available? Where is Missouri? What is fall like? Does Columbia have an airport?
Since Josh and I worked together last night, some of the time we talked to the same student or family and when it got a bit busy, we each chatted with separate students. Overhearing Josh saying the same things as me but in Josh-fashion cracked me up.
Stuff I legit heard him say…
“So classes… They’re good.”
“Columbia is the Goldilocks town, not too big, not too small, just right.”
“We can’t guarantee you’ll get a job, because that’s impossible, but we’ll do our best.”
“I played on the club ultimate team and traveled all over. It’s not like you think. It was intense.”
“We recommend visiting in the fall or the spring, unless you have a winter coat, then the winter is ok too. You’ll just need a good coat.”
“If you visit this year, take a tour and ask for my sister to be your guide.”
“I’m just a volunteer. Ask Brandon, he’s the professional rep. I work for Frito Lay, so I’m the expert in chips. I can answer all your chip questions.”
“I would go back to college forever if I could. Would you, Shannon? I would.”
Things he surprisingly didn’t talk about:
Dining hall food
That time he played in a band and performed at the Blue Fuge.
How his flannel protected him from Missouri winter.
I’m sure I blurted out some weird stuff too. After repeating yourself so often, you forget what you’re saying or try to switch it up. If you know Josh though, you can hear this stuff falling out of his mouth. He had one fan who just wouldn’t leave our table. That guy wanted to come home with us and hang out with Josh around the clock.
Besides laughing at Josh, it gives me the warm fuzzies to talk about MU. Man, I miss that place.