Entries Tagged as 'college life'
Emily in Michigan happens to go to the university with the largest residence hall system in the U.S., and the Sunday-night scene in the dorm laundry room can be, well, a bit of a shit show.
This is the scene Emily came across one such Sunday:
(Adds Emily: “The laundry room is very clean, but I guess some people need a little extra.”)
The saga continues when an innocent bystander jumps in to make nice…
Meanwhile, the instigator of all this is not the smiley face type.
(just click the image above to enlarge it)
related: To whoever violated my laundry…
Tags: college life · guilt trip · laundry · Michigan · non-apology apology · note wars · rebuttals · smiley · that's disrespectful · touching
Ah, first world problems.
(Spotted by Kim in Manchester, U.K.)
related: My query on the egg salad ban
Tags: college life · Manchester · U.K. · vending machine drama
When four people share one bathroom, true equity in toilet-paper purchasing is nearly impossible to come by without conflict.
Just take a look at the opening salvo issued at Laura’s apartment in Georgia:
…and the first response:
Your move, “Scott.”
related: Five approaches to TP maintenance
Tags: college life · Georgia · gloriously redundant · Jesus · p.s. · rebuttals · roommates · signed with love · smartass · toilet paper · visual aids
“My two roommates have been locked in a butter war all week,” our submitter in Oregon reports. “One will pull out the butter to let it soften, and as soon as she walks away, the other will put it back in the fridge.”
Although our submitter says she’s made a point of staying out the debate, she spotted this note on her way out the door this morning…
By the time she returned home from class, a second note had appeared as well.
Adds our submitter: “I’m pretty sure the butter won’t actually kill me as the pink note says, but I also wonder how long the other roommate spent picking out a font for the printed note. Also: one roommate is a comm major and the other studies history. See if you can guess which is which.”
related: Live and not-so-active roommate culture
Tags: butter · college life · food · fun fact · rebuttals · roommates · sad face
Says Michael, of this note from the bulletin board of his college dorm: “It pretty much speaks for itself.”
related: Body hair is unsanitary!
extra credit: A brief survey of blatantly phallic art [flavorwire.com]
Tags: art · college life · graffiti · most popular notes of 2011 · RA
From a frat house in Denton, Texas…
to an alley in Sydney, Australia…
back to a dorm room in Richmond, Virginia…
…the notion of “minding your manners” takes a few somewhat compromising turns along the way.
related: Please, body hair is unsanitary (source: webmd.com)
Tags: college life · door-slamming · fratboys · garbage · pleasantries as afterthought · pointlessly self-censored profanity
Writes Bri in St. Paul, Minnesota: “I work at a University help desk that employs mostly students. Since their shifts are short, they have a habit of leaving all kinds of random things at the desk, much to the chagrin of many of my co-workers” — and the devilish glee of others.
related: How is your eyes?
extra credit: Venn diagram of “shenanigans” [boingboing.net]
Tags: college life · Minneapolis/St. Paul · smartass
This physics lesson was posted in the communal kitchen of Oxford University’s department of psychiatry.
“You would think that these people would be masters of communication,” our submitter says. “Evidently, not so much.”
In Australia, meanwhile, it seems they prefer not to beat around the bush* — at least when it comes to wet spoons.
related: The Ph.D’s approach to air conditioning units
*bad pun intended
Tags: a little patronizing · Australia · coffee · college life · note wars · office · spoons · U.K.
Our submitter at a university in Canberra spotted this first note while getting his morning coffee. “Pat (a professor in the department) has been complaining for weeks that her coffee mug seems to disappear and reappear spontaneously. Her mood varies with its presence.”
Several days later, our submitter spotted this addendum, written by another professor sympathetic to Pat’s cause. “Since the mug hasn’t turned up in over a week, I’m pretty sure the culprit is too afraid to return the mug at this point.” (Could you blame him?)
related: Not to name names, but…
Tags: "accidental" "borrowing" · Australia · beverages · Canberra · cats · college life · not-so-veiled threats
(After all, once they’ve moved back home into their old bedrooms, they can just raid your liquor cabinet and sneak bills from your wallet, just like old times!)
Meanwhile, this note/social critique was spotted by James in downtown Iowa City, “amid dozens of bars and thousands of over-privileged young suburbanites.”
If, however, your entrepreneurial kiddos do decide to strike out their own, you might want to keep tabs on the Sudafed in the medicine cabinet. (Especially if “on their own” means “the room above the garage.”)
related: Your daughter is a substance abuser and a PLAYER!
Tags: art · beer · college life · drugs · graffiti · Iowa · Moms & Dads · money