Remember that time I went to class and did schoolwork for a whole semester this fall? Well apparently my school didn't remember, because my professor emailed me a couple days ago to tell me that he went to submit my final grade (A++) and horror of horrors, I wasn't on the roster anymore.
Apparently I'd missed my very last payment for this semester (nevermind that I've been prepaying for the spring semester at the same time) and so the school automatically dropped me. In October. Without notifying me, or my professor, in any way. Nada. No email saying Warning Danger Will Robinson You're About to Be Screwed. No bill saying "Hey, pay me will ya?" Nothing. At. All. So I went on my merry way, doling out hundreds of dollars every month, but apparently the wrong hundreds of dollars, because the hundreds of dollars I was sending in smelled of April Showers and May Flowers rather than pumpkin spice lattes.
So after freaking out and hiking up to my Moral High Ground ("If they don't reinstate me, I quit!") I went online to pay my past-due tuition. Only to discover a "Term Balance: $0.00" on my bill.
Long story short, not only did they drop me without, you know, telling ANYONE, they also zeroed out my fall tuition and put everything I'd paid toward next semester and marked it as "Anticipated Financial Aid" money. Um, what? My bill for spring (which I thought I still owed money on) suddenly said that the school owed me $300 in rebates. Are you confused yet?
I was, despite being a Math Whiz, so I called the student accounts office where I was told that I should click the "Make A Payment" button on my fall bill—the one that said I didn't owe anything—and enter the amount that I owed (which I had to search for, since the bill said I DIDN'T OWE ANYTHING). I can't emphasize enough the fact that my online bill said, basically, You Owe Us Zero Dollars and In Fact We Owe You $300 Congratulations!
Regardless, I was notified that I'd been reinstated, and I'm continuing to send money into the void. But to make myself feel better, last night Noah and I discussed who would play our respective roles in the blockbuster movie based on my bestselling memoir, and we decided on Jamie Bamber for him (obviously) but had trouble deciding which actress had the emotional range to play me. Amanda Peet would undeniably be the lookalike choice...
...but I think Amy Adams (with hair dyed brown) could nail my character's complexity. I'll discuss it with the casting director.