HuffPo – Facing war in his homeland, Gac Filipaj traveled to America in search of a better life and a job so he could send money back home to relatives. Now, 20 years after leaving the former Yugoslavia for America without speaking a word of English, Filipaj has earned a B.A. in Classics — with department honors — from Columbia University’s School of General Studies, where he has worked as a janitor for the past 19 years… On Sunday, the 52-year-old will join hundreds of other undergraduate students at commencement to receive his degree and then take a break for two days. After that, he said operations will return to normal as he goes back to work as a janitor… Filipaj said he took a job as a janitor at the University in order to take English language classes, and then enrolled in the general studies program.
Good for Gac. I’m sure he’s worked hard the last 19 years. I’m sure he’s cleaned up a lot of messes and taken tons of crap from those overprivileged little Ivy League pukes, thinking they’re better than he is just because they won the Sperm Lottery and he’s had to work hard all his life. I like to picture some elitist frat boy, hanging out in some campus pub trying to big-time him, and Gac going off on the snotbag in front of all the ladies:
“Is that your thing? You come into a bar. You read some obscure passage and then pretend…you pawn it off as your own idea just to impress some girls and embarrass my friend? See the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you’re gonna start doin’ some thinkin’ on your own and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One: don’t do that. And two: You dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a f*cking education you coulda’ got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library.”
Because my boy’s wicked smart. @JerryThornton1