Entries Tagged as 'college life'
You know how it’s usually way easier to write off someone off as an annoying asshole than it is to feel sorry for them? But then something happens — like this whiteboard note — and suddenly, you feel like the asshole…but you still resent the person for making you feel that way. And now it’s just awkward all around, because that person doesn’t want pity from an asshole like you, anyway. Sigh.
This note makes me sad, so I will choose to deal with these uncomfortable feelings by blaming the parents, even though I know that isn’t fair either. Now I feel sorry for the parents, too. Okay, I’m going to look at more pictures from the Puppy Bowl now.
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Tags: bad sales pitch · college life · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2010 · whiteboard
Tripp was visiting his friend’s dorm at the University of Alabama when he spotted this note from the floor’s RA posted on the door to the men’s bathroom.
Adds Tripp: “I’m with the person who added on to the note. A bunch of teenage boys probably aren’t going to be spending that much time hocking loogies at the shower walls.” To which I would add: “Ewww, gross.”
P.S. Hook ’em Horns!
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Tags: Alabama · college life · RA · shower · that's disgusting
At college, more often than not, your sex life is everybody’s business. But don’t worry…it’s for your own good! For example, the writer of this first note (as spotted by Ashley at Missouri State) displays a heartwarming concern for her dorm-mate’s physical safety.
And as Vic and his friends at Arizona State’s Barrett Honors College discovered, a group calling themselves “the Gods of ASU” has even deeper concerns….the fate of your everlasting soul!!!
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Tags: Arizona · college life · Jesus · Missouri · MYOB · sex sex sex · unsolicited feedback
“In college,” Sandy writes, “I shared a house with a motley group of roomies. When it was time for me to graduate, my super-kooky roommate suggested I send her parents a graduation announcement because they had liked me a lot (having met me once, for a few hours) and would feel insulted if I didn’t send them an announcement. I had a few left over, so I did.” A while later came this response – not passive-aggressive per se, but a little, well…
Adds Sandy: “The assumption of my attempt to grub money coupled with the cheerfully airy tone really speaks volumes about the environment in which my old roomie grew up. (Incidentally, she DID spell my name right.)”
P.S. Yes, that’s $25, not $125.
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Tags: college life · Moms & Dads · money · not so much passive-aggressive · Say wha? · signed with love
Writes Josh in St. Louis: “In our university’s paper, during the first semester, parents can send in notes for their kids away at college to read. Most parents put something sweet, happy, and uplifting — ‘We love you, good luck, hope you’re well,’ that kind of thing.” Josh’s parents, meanwhile…
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Tags: college life · Moms & Dads · money · newspaper · public shaming · pure poetry · St. Louis
Writes Rebecca in Staunton, Virginia: “My college dining hall is pretty awful. The food isn’t very good and the lines are always incredibly long. So, when we had our Thanksgiving dinner a couple days ago (one of the few meals where the food is actually good and we can serve ourselves), naturally people got over-excited and took more food than the dining hall expected. The next day, we found this little ‘apology’ taped over the menu suggestion box and on every single table.”
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Tags: college life · don't blame us · holiday spirit · non-apology apology · Thanksgiving · Virginia
Chris in Providence brings us this show-stopper from the Computer Science department at Brown University. My head is still spinning a little bit.
Meanwhile, in Lake Forest, California…
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Tags: CAPS LOCK · college life · signed with love · stealing
Brett in Raleigh, North Carolina had to move out at the end of last semester after his lease ran out, and while he didn’t want to have to resort to a finding a random Craigslist roommate, that ended up being the case.
Brett’s mea culpa: “Being a grad student, I am not home much and have responsibilities to take care of on campus, but obviously some of my other responsibilities were being overlooked at home.” (Lucia, by the way, is the name of his cat.)
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Tags: college life · North Carolina · roommates
Nathan in Norman, Oklahoma doesn’t know the writers of either of these notes, but when he saw this exchange on a fellow student’s drafting board in his architecture studio class, he knew it needed to be documented.
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Tags: college life · kinda creepy · note wars · Oklahoma · whiteboard
September 21st, 2009 · 89 Comments
Danielle in Tampa, Florida found this note in the hallway of her apartment building. Writes Danielle: “I don’t know what the official story is, but I can assume that it is the same as every other ‘my roommate is a slob’ story. I’m a little confused about why this girl thought that leaving her garbage in our hallway would make people feel sorry for her, though.”
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Tags: college life · garbage · group bitchfest · neighbors · roommates · Tampa