A Tough Choice
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Everything was coming together in Janice Rude’s life. She had a stable job and was working her way towards a successful career. And she had found her dream man. But her dad didn’t approve of him, so he threatened to stop paying her college tuition. Rude was stuck in a living nightmare, but to most people, the choice seemed obvious. She should have chosen the money. But would she forsake her love and choose college?
She Was Career-Minded
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Rude’s dad worked day and night throughout the week. He knew that this was the only way to ensure that his diving board company in Reno, Nevada, where Rude was born and raised, would continue to thrive. Rude saw how hard her dad worked and how much he had struggled at the beginning of his career. So, she realized from an early age that achieving her dreams would require hard work. That’s when she decided to study biology at Occidental College. But she wasn’t expecting this derailment in her life goals.
She Was A Hard Worker
Rude’s family business never made a whole lot of money, but they made enough to live comfortably, and besides, the business didn’t use profit to measure how successful they were. Rude’s dad offered to pay a portion of her college tuition. To cover the rest of the costs, Rude found herself a job in the college’s cafeteria. This allowed her to attend classes and pay off the rest of her tuition. She was exhausted, but she wouldn’t let anything interfere with her goals, except for one visitor.
He Distracted Her
The odds were already stacked against Rude since she was a woman studying science, which at the time was rare. She also knew that distractions could hinder her success. Naturally, her dad didn’t like the career she chose, but he supported her anyway. At this point, Rude hadn’t shown much interest in guys. She kept her eyes forward even when they glanced at her. Then, she saw one handsome face whom she couldn’t keep her eyes off of.
She Was Mesmerized
Rude would always wake up before her alarm clock rang. She even came in early to work to read the station roster. She loved the cereal bar, which contained corn flakes, bran, wheat, oats, fruit, nuts, jams, and yogurt. She also had her apron and hat on before the first customer walked in. It didn’t matter of people looked tired, well rested, hungover, or sad. She greeted everyone with a smile. Then she noticed one guy who accidentally made his bowl overflow with milk.