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Freshman Guide: The Pros and Cons of Sitting With Someone New in the Dining Hall

Freshman Guide: The Pros and Cons of Sitting With Someone New in the Dining Hall

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(via gettysburg.edu) So, you’ve been at school for a few weeks, and you’ve gotten into a groove of eating with members of your PA group or a couple of your weirder hallmates at the dining hall. It’s been fun so far, but Jason’s nose-picking is getting less and less endearing by the day, and that one girl who wears cat ears isn’t nearly as quirky as she ought to be. “Maybe it’s time to branch out a bit,” you think. But talking to new people requires effort, effort that could be used to pretend like you’re having fun at a Welcome Week party [1]. Lucky for you, we here at Sherman Ave have created a handy list of pros and cons to help you decide if sitting with somebody new will be “totally rad” or a “major bummer.”

PROS:

She did make you do a full table read of Million Dollar Baby as Clint Eastwood, but you needed work on your character acting anyway, so win-win! (via biography.com)

  1. You’ll be sure to wow the table with your pocket constitution.
  2. The last time you sat down next to someone you didn’t know, it turned out to be Hillary Swank.
  3. A nice conversation could momentarily distract you from the futility of the human condition.
  4. When David Schwimmer was at Northwestern, he once sat down next to somebody he didn’t know in Allison and proclaimed “One day, I will be the least likeable character in an ensemble cast.” He then ate his risotto in silence, and the rest is history.
  5. Finally sitting down next to this girl would help break the tension created by your preceding 30 seconds of uninterrupted eye contact

 

CONS:

How do you think people with hooks for hands always become caricatured pirates or murderous drifters? Traumatic situations like this. Play it safe, Hooky.

  1. Whoever you sit down next to will totally notice you’ve soiled yourself.
  2. Every second you spend eating is a second that you could be vaping instead.
  3. Jason just picked a really big booger and you can’t wait to see where this goes.
  4. Once you start eating, everyone will see that you have a hook hand.
  5. This could pretty easily be misconstrued as a microagression.

 

[1] Condolences, freshmen, this is a joke for your elders.

 

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