Reading Week is Lame

Please list your gripes about reading week here so we may all suffer communally like the communists.

Here are some of mine (Many are lab related. Last year, before I could afford a laptop, I suffered in computer lab hell quite a bit, especially during finals. I’m sure there are plenty of you still out there.):

Gripe #24526: People streaming sports games in the PAC Lab when it’s obvious everyone else is trying to get a computer.

Gripe #2502: Vegan not being open.

Gripe #2503: Summerfields not being open.

Gripe #98552: Olin not being open 24 hours like Sci Li.

Gripe #105481: Olin’s thermostat being perpetually stuck at 34 degrees.

Gripe #999282242: Computer lab camping. (When you claim a computer, pile all your shit around it and then leave for hours.)

Gripe #10588: Last-minute emails from professors essentially changing what they want out of your final paper two days after you’ve finished it.

Gripe #100003: The development of an immunity to caffeine.

Gripe #338582: People who carry on extremely audible cell-phone conversations telling the person on the line that they are in a library, working on a final paper, what the paper is on, what they want for dinner and that they had sex last night. Thanks for sharing!

Feel free to add your own in the comments.

8 thoughts on “Reading Week is Lame

  1. Chris Osborne

    At Wintrhop we only have one day between the last day of classes and exams. But for some reason, we can have exams at 6:30 on study day. Also, in my building the Resident Director decided it would be a good idea for everyone to have their door closes, “just in case we accidently make enough noise to violate the 24 hour quiet hours.” This coming after a semester of urging people to leave the door open.

  2. Chris Osborne

    At Wintrhop we only have one day between the last day of classes and exams. But for some reason, we can have exams at 6:30 on study day.

    Also, in my building the Resident Director decided it would be a good idea for everyone to have their door closes, “just in case we accidently make enough noise to violate the 24 hour quiet hours.” This coming after a semester of urging people to leave the door open.

  3. Anonymous

    when you have a perfect spot from 8am-1pm only to be decended on by people who find it appropriate to discuss parties/ quiz eachother outloud/ speak at allappropriate places for study groups: pi cafe, any hallway (in the science center or in your dorm), any class room, your own room, lounges, program houses, the campus center, study rooms, the department of the class you are studying for (where you can rope your professor in and ask hir questions), and any place with (at least)a closed door between it and the main rooms of a library.

  4. Anonymous

    when you have a perfect spot from 8am-1pm only to be decended on by people who find it appropriate to discuss parties/ quiz eachother outloud/ speak at all

    appropriate places for study groups: pi cafe, any hallway (in the science center or in your dorm), any class room, your own room, lounges, program houses, the campus center, study rooms, the department of the class you are studying for (where you can rope your professor in and ask hir questions), and any place with (at least)a closed door between it and the main rooms of a library.

  5. Anonymous

    People who are done with their work and keep calling you to go out to parties because reading week is supposed to be fun fun fun but you’re stuck in the library working on paper after paper.Running out of points, which makes it really difficult to run over to Pi or the campus center for a caffeine fix.

  6. Anonymous

    People who are done with their work and keep calling you to go out to parties because reading week is supposed to be fun fun fun but you’re stuck in the library working on paper after paper.

    Running out of points, which makes it really difficult to run over to Pi or the campus center for a caffeine fix.

Comments are closed.