Student: So, what college do you think I can go to?
Me: You can go where ever.
Student: No, I can’t. I don’t have the grades.
Me: Well, you have two years to improve your GPA…
Me: So, where do you want to go?
Student: I don’t want to go to KU.
Me (laughing): OK, but where do you want to go?
Student: Do you think I could go to [local college]?
Student: What about [not as local college]?
Me: Why not?
Student (lists half a dozen more schools)
Me: Yes. You can go to any of those places if you want!
Student (suddenly SUPER pissed): But I can’t go to Harvard!!!
Me (taken aback): But… do you even want to go to Harvard?!