A Sign of Our Times.
October 25, 2001 11:48 PM   Subscribe

A Sign of Our Times. (No, not the part about the mom mailing her son's ashes to the student loan office. The part about the employees freaking out thinking it was anthrax.)
posted by Fofer (6 comments total)
Are you certain the first part you mentioned isn't also a sign of our times?
posted by j.edwards at 12:01 AM on October 26, 2001

I think that's a sign of a mental disorder.
posted by Doug at 12:06 AM on October 26, 2001

speaking of time, is the front page stuck on 0ct 25?
posted by ginz at 12:39 AM on October 26, 2001

Hrm. I used to work in the IT department of Iowa Student Loan, apparently this company "Sally Mae" Is regarded as the 'Microsoft' of the Student Loan IT world

Not that it matters, no one in that industry can program for shit. It's really sad and frightening (since I'm still a student)
posted by delmoi at 2:02 AM on October 26, 2001

I can believe that Sallie Mae (SLMA: Student Loan Marketing Association) is a big part of the evil that is student loans...and yes, they are a huge, annoying, idiotic beauracracy that can really screw with your life.

(long sad story to be filled in here)

and yes, the anthrax part is most definitely a sign of the times as well.

anthrax and student loans: part of our modern world.
posted by epersonae at 8:21 AM on October 26, 2001

I have cold symptoms. I wonder if it's anthrax...
posted by fooljay at 8:49 AM on October 26, 2001

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