I had my brother’s graduation on Saturday in the American University of Beirut (AUB). It was supposed to start at 7:30pm with the distribution of diplomas scheduled at 8:30pm.

I got there with my folks at 7:25, got seated at 8:45 and the ceremony started at 10:20pm !!

Afterwards, people literally invaded the buffet and almost ate the plates along with what’s inside of them. I would assume people willing to spend 25,000$ per year on medical school would be a bit more civilized but i guess not. Kel chi bi balesh kattir menno.

Anyway, this graduation reminded me of the registration days at AUB, and the trouble we would go to just to register for a class. One would think that with all this money, the university would organize things better bass ya ma7la daweyir el dawoule, and it’s not just AUB. AUB is probably the least worst of all others.