I guess it’s time to finally fill y’all in if you were curious about how school was going for me.
I went into PIMA medical institute a couple months ago and talked to a nice woman about starting school to be a veterinary assistant. She told me about the program and told me I had to take a test to be accepted into said program. Took it and passed with a better grade than I thought I was going to. We talked about grants and student loans and finally the dress code came up. I was told I’d have to wear long sleeve turtle necks, retainers in all of my facial piercings, cover my face tattoos with makeup and also wear gloves.. Yes GLOVES to cover my hand and finger tattoos. I decided to go with it and she was surprised by my attitude and willingness.
August 21st I went in for orientation, I had my photo taken, listened to everything they said and took notes. When the 25th came I dressed how I was supposed to, covered up everything and drove to school. Before I went inside I had a nervous breakdown and called my mom and friend. I didn’t feel like myself and it gave me so much anxiety. I look how I do because I’m comfortable that way. I finally mustered up enough courage to go inside. I went to class, everything went really well. We split into groups and took notes for a PowerPoint we had to present on Friday. Right before class ended I was called up and handed a note to go into one of the offices after class.
I walk in and there are two ladies I’ve previously met and talked to and one older man. He began to tell me how I looked was not okay. He pointed to my implants and told me that they were a health hazard because animals could pull them out. My SUBDERMAL silicone implants. I then told him that women get breast implants and it’s essentially the same thing. He went on about my piercings which then I pointed out the retainers that were in every single one of them. He talked down to me, made me feel like I wasn’t human and that the school didn’t want to send me out as one of their students during the externship. I cried a lot during this meeting and ended up excusing myself once. When I came back all three of them just stared at me. I told them about everything I had bought totaling to about 250$. One of the ladies asked if I had receipts and that they’d reimburse me for everything. Obviously I don’t have the receipts but I have very thing I bought and am willing to look the items up to prove the cost. I have emailed one of the women twice about the money and have had no response. It sucks that because I look different people treat me like I’m a bad person regardless of my attitude. So that’s that.