Here is a recount of one of the silliest things I’ve done during my first semester at Uni.
It was a relatively sunny day following what was a considerably stormy night. I remember that it was a Wednesday because that’s the day that RUSU (The RMIT Student Union) has their ‘Chill ‘n’ Grill.’ I had planned to meet my friend, Huy Hoang so that we could chill by the grill. We had planned to rendezvous at an area I am known to believe is currently unnamed, that spacious synthetic grassy place with the huge pebble-y chess board. My class finished an hour or two before his so I was just sitting alone in the grass surfing the internet. About half an hour later, the smell of sausages beckoned me. I put my laptop away and just as I was about to stand up, I realised the warmth I thought I had accumulated just from sitting in one place for too long, stayed with me as I ascended. I stuck my palm to my face, groaned, and sat back down. The rain from the night before hadn’t dried out from under the grass since the night before. I texted a different friend of mine, Andy, in an attempt to share my frustration and elicit some sympathy. Instead I was told to salvage my ‘JAFFY’ (‘just another f***ing first year’) moment. About half an hour later, Huy Hoang showed up and began to guffaw. Eventually he let me borrow his jacket to tie around my waist. Fortunately I didn’t have to do so because wearing it normally was long enough to cover what had been a ridiculous mistake on my part. Stupidity aside, I was very pleased that I have a wonderfully considerate friend like Huy Hoang.
Let me create a paradox by including the QR code that leads you to this very post. Relish as you will. It is placed in the location I was sitting and as I was taking this picture, I saw a lot of people sitting on the grass. Naturally, I was secretly wishing for last night’s rain to be as evil as them as it was to me but I’d like to think that I’m not really that sadistic.
Well I hope you enjoyed this silly, overdramatised story of me being an idiot.
-insert clever signoff- Christine