And now, the days of our lives…
According to BuzzFeed, Stephanie Ritter was cleaning out her room when she discovered her diploma from Florida State University. Instead of feeling nostalgic, Ritter was feeling frustrated. “I thought this piece of paper has so much worth to so many people, but for a theater major, it couldn’t mean less,” she said. “I’m doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I’m still $40,000 in debt and they’re, well, not.”
Ritter isn’t just selling her diploma, but she’s offering up a whole mini college experience. Here’s what she’s offering for $50,000.
A TOUR of Florida State University including everywhere you would have gone/eaten/partied in your four years at FSU. (Possibly includes but not limited to: Suwanee Hall and a possible Ms. Killings sighting, Jimmy Johns, Mr. Roboto, dinner at Cool Beanz, burgers & beers at Monks, drinks at Poor Pauls)
-Access to all of my college memories/Facebook albums for 6 months! (access to any memories by phone or text between 10-7 Sunday-Thursday so you can give someone the most authentic specific memories straight from my brain to their ears)
-A show (on me) at the FSU School of Theatre (on opening night if time permits!)
I will rent a car and show you the best view of the capitol building (where it looks most like a penis)
-A TOUR OF ALL OF MY FAVORITE PUBLIXES INCLUDING SWEET TEA AT EACH LOCATION!!
Ritter graduated in 2011 with a major in theater and is having a hard time finding work in her field. If you’re saying “well, yeah, me too!” then you’re pretty much like 60% of college graduates in America.
But if you’re feeling REALLY upset like Ritter, try selling your diploma on eBay… or maybe Craigslist. But we suggest throwing in some perks like Ritter did to really sweeten the deal.
No, all joking aside, don’t throw away your diploma. I’m currently in $100,000 worth of student loan debt but I have earned that stupid piece of paper. And at the end of the day, no one can take away your education. So keep on, keeping on, my friends and stay strong.