Hail to the conqu'ring heroes

During the lunch break between sessions, I had no friends to eat with so I wandered around campus. I wandered into Ulrich's because when you're alone and friendless, there's no friend like shelves and shelves of stationery and school supplies.

Unfortunately, I had chosen the worst day possible to wander into Ulrich's, because the students are moving in. The store, as is normal for a campus book store, was packed with undergrads, most of whom I assumed were freshmen because I wanted to. Prissy little girls in miniskirts and tank tops picking out the notebook they have to have because all of their friends, who all came to U-M, and who were all shopping together at Ulrich's, had the same one. Big stupid-looking fraternity-meat being chased around the store by parents carrying armloads of books in the hope that they'll crack one.

I love U-M. I know I promised last year that I wouldn't do it again this year, but... must... mock... students. Undergrads, anyway. That way I'm less hypocritical.

Geoff Larcom wrote a very beautiful piece in the Ann Arbor News that shames me. We shouldn't hate the students. We should loooooove them, because they have personal dramas.

"All you see is a mini-van pulling up," he said. "What you don't see is the story that is going on inside the car. It looks all the same, but in fact, there are hundreds if not thousands of stories going on."

srah - Monday, 25 August 2003 - 11:47 PM

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Comments (3)

gravatar alfie - August 26, 2003 - 9:53 AM -

Oh, vomit.

gravatar katie - August 26, 2003 - 10:15 AM -

Stories, Schmories. They're fresh meat and ripe for the picking. We all went through it, now it's their turn.

Kick the crap out of them, srah ol' hazer.

gravatar S-Train - August 26, 2003 - 3:17 PM -

Went the community college route since I'm not very good at getting hazed... ;)

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