Monday, February 6, 2012

Response to a not so "NICE" letter

When I was visiting my family in New Jersey for the holidays, I came across the decorative trunk that my grandmother had given to me as a gift years ago on one of my trips to Iran.  Inside, I found all of my old essays, poems, research papers and articles.  One of these pieces (my Stanford admission essay) "I Remember Khanoon Joon" I shared with you months earlier.  

This is another piece I hope you enjoy.  It is my mailed response to a certain prestigious University's Dean of Admission's letter of rejection addressed to "Mr. Solmaz Amirnazmi."  Needless to say, I was offended not because I was rejected, but because I am a female, prompting me to write this letter.  The name of this institution will go unnamed to protect its identity (see entry title for a clue).

PS-I received a written apology letter from the University in the next two weeks.


Ginny said...

Thank you so much for sharing this - it brought a smile to my face! Good for you for standing up for yourself!

dukemed said...

Thank goodness you were rejected. Otherwise, you might not have gone to the best school EVER!

Solmaz Amirnazmi said...

@Ginny- you are welcome; so glad you enjoyed the read and thank you! I was a very offended high school kid :-) @dukemed- SERIOUSLY thank goodness! So, so true lol :-D

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