I go to a Catholic University. Today I get an email entitled:
Information Requested for Registrar
About 50% of my tuition is student loans. So I always take these types of emails seriously. If I'm missing a form or something, I could lose a loan and be expected to immediately pay thousands of dollars. But I open it...
We are trying to update our records to make them as complete as possible.We would appreciate
it if you would verify and update the following information by replying to this email.
Your Student ID: *
Social Security Number(last 4-digit)
Date of Birth 05-APR-84
Religious Preference PLEASE PROVIDE
Ethnicity W - White, Non-Hispanic
Choose from the following for Ethnicity: A - African-American O - Asian/Pacific Islander,
H - Hispanic, W - White, Non-Hispanic, I - Native American.
Choose from the following for Religious Preference: AD - Seventh Day Adventist, BT - Baptist,
BU - Buddhist, EO - Eastern Orthodox, EP - Episcopal, HI - Hindu, IS - Islamic, JE - Jewish,
LU - Lutheran, MO - Latter Day Saints, MT - Methodist, NO - None, OP - Other Protestant,
OT - Other, PR - Presbyterian, QU - Quaker, RC - Roman Catholic, UC - Congregational.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
They sent my an email because I didn't specify RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE. Seriously? You wasted your time, and more importantly, my time, with such a silly request?
I realize that this is a Catholic University, but I am disheartened not to see my religious preference listed. I could always select OT and be part of the "other" group, but that doesn't help complete your records very well. To be as thorough as possible, you should have a selection for all of us: we, the Scientologists. Let's face it, in this day and age there are more and more of us. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Giovanni Ribisi, the guy from Saturday Night Fever.
L. Ron Hubbard's Thetan Spirit would never forgive me if I just picked "other."
Nicholas ****, Esq.
I'm thinking of sending that as a reply.