Edumacation is Important

Whilst using one of the catalogues in the library at Uni today, I overheard a cnversation going on between two girls sharing the terminal next to me. They were trying to look something up and by the sounds of things weren’t having too much luck. I’m guessing they were first-years by their apparent confusion about using the catalogue, and also what little I was able to garner from their conversation about what their assignment was about. Also, I’ve noticed that it’s mostly just first years who tend to do everything in groups; I think this stems from the widely-held high school paranoia that if you’re seen without friends around you, people are going to assume you don’t have any friends, and it’s terrible to have complete strangers think bad things about you. Usually by second year, people have realised that no one’s really paying any attention to them, they’ve stopped worrying about looking like they don’t have any friends, and they’ve stopped giving a fuck. If they’re anything like me, they’ve even graduated to being consciously antisocial.

‘I know “ecstasy” has some other meaning besides, like, drugs,’ the blonde one said, biting her lip. ‘I’m pretty sure. I just can’t remember what it is.’
Her shorter, dark-haired friend typed something, then shook her head in annoyance. ‘I’m just not getting anything.’
‘That’s stuuuuupid,’ whined the blonde. ‘How are we supposed to write an essay on something if there’s no resources for it? That’s not fair!’

This is funny until you realise that heaps of school-leavers missed out on getting into Uni this year.

2 Responses to “Edumacation is Important”

  1. Ruth Says:

    Hey now, I’ve been consciously anti-social for years. But I guess I always was ahead of my peers.

  2. Anna Says:

    Oh my God. I see those too 🙁