When I was waiting for the bus to go to my interview, it never showed up after 30 minutes. The schedule shows it arriving every 7 minutes at this time of the day. In a panic over being late, I called a taxi from my mobile phone, then realized when it did not go through that I did not know how to call a land line from my mobile. I ran home and called the taxi to arrive at the university right on time.
Dr. Bollabas was meeting with a student and asked me to wait a minute. It turned into fifteen, then I was asked into her office where we were constantly interrupted by students needing their index books signed.
By the end of the interview, she said she had ten candidates to interview in all, but she would be making her decision by next Tuesday. She then asked me if I would be home on Tuesday. I said I would be. Then she said “Around 5:00 on Tuesday?” I affirmed that I would be, but she further stated “Here is my phone number and e-mail address in case we miss each other on Tuesday.” With my past experiences, I knew not to be too excited over this, but I was hopeful. It was going to be a long time living through life until next Tuesday.