Mom, my flash drive is missing!

December 22nd, 2010 · 27 comments

Apparently, your mother does work at the Clemson University computer lab. Now take some responsibility for yourself, child!

Whoever took my flash drive please turn it in to the sociology office. If any information is duplicated there will be [No] Consequences! [RESPONSE:] Attention students: Please stop leaving your flash drives lying around

related: These yogurts are expired. What should we do?

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · college life · not-so-veiled threats · oh snap · rebuttals · South Carolina · stealing


27 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Sabine

    Well, at least he didn’t turn the flash drive “into” the sociology office. That would require some Harry Potter action.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 3:01 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Canthz_B bang

      And just how did you gain access to my pet peeve files?

      Dec 22, 2010 at 4:25 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   The Elf

      You left your flash drive around. Again!

      Dec 22, 2010 at 7:34 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      LOL

      Dec 22, 2010 at 9:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Canthz_B bang

    What’s going on here?!

    Flash is the fastest super-hero around. He doesn’t drive, Man!

    Dec 22, 2010 at 3:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    I suspect their flash drive has been arrested for indecent exposure.
    You just cannot do that sort of thing in a university lab these days…now, back when I was in school…

    Dec 22, 2010 at 3:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   yoooo

    heyyyyyy i think lying around is sorta correct right here. ain’t no direct object up in this bitch.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 3:47 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   gwan

      Yeah, I didn’t get why they wrote that about a correct use of ‘lying’ either.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   The Elf

    There must be some pretty important stuff on that drive. “Studying” porn for “sociology” class again? There will be consequences if any nudie pix are missing! But the term paper…. you can have that. He copied it off wiki anyway.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 7:33 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   divaandwriter bang

    I work at a university, and people often turn things in to me that have been found in one of the rooms in our building. I also get a lot of students and faculty coming around looking for lost objects. Hard drives and notebooks are among the most frequently lost items. I guess when you are a student in a prestigious university making sure that you don’t lose a semester’s work is not a top priority.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:47 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   tvelociraptor

      As an undergrad I remember seeing a posting in the student paper by someone who’d had their backpack stolen – the thief could keep the laptop, but please turn the flash drive in to campus security.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Edwina the Defrocked Nun

      Friends have told me a tale of woe about a grad student who lost her dissertation when her computer was stolen. I was supposed to evince compassion for the victim, but that’s hard to do when your only thought is “How did she get to the dissertator stage without learning about backing up your work?”

      Dec 23, 2010 at 8:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Melissa

    Sociology department? I bet this is actually a sociological study about campus honesty in relation to relatively inexpensive technological devices. DO NOT turn in the flash drive; you’ll skew the results. And for the study to be valid, it’s essential that the results are replicated, so by all means, duplicate this information, please! There’s grant money riding on it.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:52 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Clumber

      My entire time as an undergrad in Social Psych I was *paranoid that any slightly odd thing we were instructed to do was some double-blind study or grad school dissertation.

      *(not clinically so, just metaphorically!)
      nervously looks left.. then right.. then BEHIND ME!!!

      Dec 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   oi bang

    Today’s description of note reads as if it is some kind of cryptic message or something. If I decode correctly do I get a prize? Is submitter’s mother works at the university or NW’s? Said mother has problem with the discussion of lying/laying usage? She uses mom card to get out of that discussion? How many of her kids to the same university all at once that she is able to use mom card? All of them are Sociology major? and if you are sociology major then and then you have to take care of yourself? What if somebody majors in social science instead, they get free pass?
    Ah does not look like I am getting that prize any time soon or ever.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Odious

      I don’t get how somebody read this and thought “mother” either.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   wright1

      No, but you sure deserve “Word” Of The Day for that meta-commentary. +1 for Xmas, oi!

      Dec 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   oi

      @ wright1 :D

      Dec 23, 2010 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Zorin

    “IF ANY INFORMATION IS DUPLICATED THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES”

    This is a great way to get people to want to look at the data more than they otherwise would.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   lulz

    That flash drive was fucking delicious.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Colt

    divaandwriter works at a university. Uh-oh, I see that was already established above. Stand back, everyone, I’ve duplicated information and the consequences are coming!

    Dec 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Divvitar

    Allright, Mr. Assange! Hands off my flashdrive!

    Dec 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   sdedit

    When I was in college, someone left a sweater hanging in the dorm’s laundry room for like a month before someone finally turned it into the lost-and-found at the front desk. My roommate’s cheap-assed boyfriend worked at the front desk, and when no one claimed the sweater after another 30 days, he wrapped it up and gave it to my roommate as a “Christmas gift.” Sure enough, the first time she wore it, some girl confronted her and accused her of stealing it. It turned into a big, nasty thing. The “crime victim” got a bunch of other girls together, and they hassled my roommate relentlessly. They reported her to both the dorm RA and the campus police. It was a massive – and completely unnecessary – headache.

    Bottom line, people who keep track of their shit in the first place tend to get a lot less stuff “stolen.”

    Dec 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Sabine

      Uh oh. Someone turned the sweater “into” the lost and found. Snape must have had a potion for that.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   nunavut guy bang

      To see a live version of this, tune into “Urban Legends” evenings on CTV.

      Dec 23, 2010 at 9:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Randy

    I saw your pictures on that flash drive. I cant believe they sold YOUR FAT ASS a crotch-less swimsuit. Put something suitable on from now on bitch.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Who? Me?

    I love that these two completely different world-views existed side-by-side on the same bulletin board for a moment in time.

    And now you have: the rest of the story.

    Dec 23, 2010 at 1:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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