Entries Tagged as 'college life'
“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.
related: Really, Mom, you shouldn’t have
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…
related: No money, no trophy
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.”
related: don’t blame us
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…
related: the nerd’s guide to passive-aggressive behavior
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.)
related: i can hear everything
extra credit: “i’m not here to make friends” reality show mashup [youtube]
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.
related: who’s the smartass?
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.”
related: Why the “seething and waiting” strategy will never work
Tags: college life · garbage · group bitchfest · neighbors · roommates · Tampa
This little water fountain with big dreams was spotted by Elizabeth in an Indianapolis college dorm. The illegible signature is a nice touch, no?
related: I eat dirty plates
Tags: all clogged up · anthropomorphism · college life · Indianapolis
Carmen in Washington, D.C. says she and her roommates suffered for months at the hands of this “crazy, obsessive-compulsive who made our lives miserable.” By the end of the fall semester, Carmen says, the house was a near-war zone, and the girl finally moved out.
“Around the time she was packing up her things, we decorated for the holidays and cleaned up a bit. She was livid, and accused us of waiting to clean up until then because we had been trying to drive her from the house with the mess.” (Hmm…how would you classify that sort of behavior?)
A week later, Carmen and her roommates received this card. Enclosed: one house key, and one hearty holiday dose of condescension.
(the front of the card)
related: way harsh, tai
Tags: a little patronizing · cleaning · college life · holiday spirit · mean girls · roommates · thanks (but not really)
Ah, college. While living in an all-female dorm might reduce some types of conflicts…
You also get…this. Explains Hannah in Pullman, Washington: “I live in an all-girls dorm, and guys aren’t allowed to use the bathrooms in the hall. The rule is they are supposed to be escorted out into the lobby…which is a apparently too long of a walk for some people.”
related: (it wasn’t me)
Tags: CAPS LOCK · college life · piss · roommates · sex sex sex · that's disgusting · that's unsanitary