Man ... the head of the school came in to talk to me and my instructor today. As those who have been paying attention no doubt know, I'm the only person left in my class, everybody else having dropped out for one reason or another. Well, the "folks at the home office" are NOT happy about this one-on-one "tutorial" program and really want to change things. The problem being is that I'm 3 months ahead of the "next class", so my waiting to join that would put my graduation (and supposed employment) off from the end of October till the end of January. In terms of time, that's not horrible, but in terms of our FINANCES ... well, it's a death sentence. I've just about drained my last investment (my retirement account that we're having to pay penalties for withdrawing the money!) and we would be just about "on fumes" by the October graduation date. I don't know what I'm going to do ... a guy is coming out from the HQ to talk to the school administration in about a week, and it looks like I'm going to be TOLD what my options are ... of course, that's from THEIR perspective ... we DON'T HAVE ANY OPTIONS.
Once again, the Universe has seen fit to take a huge stinky dump on me just when it was looking like I might achieve something. And people wonder why I'm so god-damned filled with HATE??? Nothing like a 45-year-old man crying all the way home on the fucking bus.