It’s a day by day thing it is. And we’ll see how this goes. It’s 11 am and I am still eating Ginger Snaps. I am drinking shitty coffee and I am creating bitmap images for work. (Yes, work) The new frat boy joined us today. He seems ok. The PC never came. Perhaps I was wrong about Fridays.
nothing says crap monday morning like a new frat boy…when i was in college i worked at a dairy mart next to frat row (yeah, that was fun). and every once in a while a frat boy would work there for a while. and i remember my boyfriend got in a fight this one time w. one of them. apparently, they really don’t know the sterotypes that they can sometimes portray. he (the frat boy) was convinced that people made fun of frats cause they were jealous. it was almost sad.
Growing up, I spent a LOT of time in a college town (with one of the largest Greek campuses there is) and over time I grew to hate (and I mean hate) Fraternities and all that they have to offer.
I know there are a few which do well (I have no examples to give—but I’m sure there are) but for the most part, they are terrible places.
I have never witnessed a more fucked up display of human behavior then I had at the Diner on a football Friday at 3 in the morning. All parties were generally sporting some shitty, Greek lettering.
A very good friend of mine, Dennis (an older gay man) found that Frat boys were the easiest to take home as well.
I worked with him at the video store and I was shocked by the number of frat boys he had slept with. They would come in there and he would be all like, “yeah, I had him. And then he threw me out before dawn.”
And yes, I belived him.
i’m sure you saw some horrible, horrible things. i don’t understand how people can be like that.
i wasn’t fond of them and after umass (which seemed to me to be the king of all things greek and piggish) i just couldn’t stand them. i knew a couple of guys that weren’t too bad, or weren’t too bad unless they were with their brothers (arg) but for the most part, they really seemed like bad people. and the sororities weren’t too much better…in my opinion.
i would totally believe him.
i had heard from a few “reliable” sources that there is quite a bit of homoeroticism in the frat houses.
i don’t really understand the whole excitement behind frats and sororities and rushing and all that.
Talk about easy. :)
Belong. Fear of being alone. Who knows.
Pillow fights in only one’s underpants and showering together?
yes, that’s it.
sororities. i find it noteworthy that in 4 years of crap ass convenience store work, i worked w/ several frat boys but never any sorority chicks (lifting milk crates would chip their nails?)
My ex-boyfriend used to walk down fraternity row at Rutgers during party season in the summer. He would go to the windows and throw eggs into the fan. Good times.
When I was in college I lived off-campus near several apartments full of guys who were in a fraternity that had had their charter revoked. They were like the anti-frat. They were just a bunch of drunk stoners. I loved them so.
More frat fun: I went to a frat party ONCE in college because my friend’s band was playing. By the end of the night I had thrown a cup of beer in a guy’s face for pushing me. He threw a cup back in my face, and when I started laughing and then drew my fist back to punch him in the throat, he got confused and ran away.
i was a member of a co-ed academic/community service fraternity and i think we were just peachy, thank you very much…
the organization is now dead, however, because people either A- had an anti-greek outlook and lumped them in with other fraternities, etc. without looking at what it was about (not to say i’m not anti-frat, mind you, i think the vast majority of those people suck). and B- anyone who was open to the frat idea wasn’t looking for the milk & cookies nerdfrat they wanted something that would kill their pledges (which one of our groups on campus wound up doing) or end up making people drop out of pledging because of the alcohol poisoning…
I would have loved to have seen that.
My stupid stoner friends and I went to a frat party on graduation (from HIGHSCHOOL) night and we were in their (very strange) multi-stall bathroom and we took everything they had (soap, shaving cream, back scratchers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, penis enlargers, playgirl magazines) and threw it all out the window. Then we left.
Why? I have no friggin clue. We were 18.
it was funny to try and drive down frat row at any point- thursday ~noonish through sunday night. it was utter chaos. i worked saturday mornings (which was better than saturday nights, cause no one came in until about noon) and i would drive through and it was eerily still….and quiet….with broken glass and trash and clothing and anything else you could imagine. funny/frightening.
Oh one more thing. I still have in my possession a frat “paddle” that I wrestled away from a drunken pledge who was harassing me as I was parking my car near the Rutgers campus one night. I was going to beat him with it but I figured that the pledgemaster or whatever would probably kick his ass the next day over losing the paddle.
I swear, I am not a violent person. I just end up in situations.
I stand corrected. I do. Nifkin is a nice person. But nifkin, you went to school in New Hampshire, sans football team. I don’t know. I assume it to be different. No?
Then again, I have done an awful lot of generalizing here, haven’t I.
I stand corrected. It’s not all gay and horrible.
::pushes paddles farther back into closet::
i didn’t say it’s not gay-daterape-centric homoeroticism to the Nth degree. just that there’s exceptions to the rule…
It is way super cool you have a frat paddle. Maybe I can buy one off Ebay? Maybe I can travel the world and beat the bare asses of frat boys all over. Come on Freakgirl. You, me and our orange pants?
i remember being surprised at how much like the sterotype the majority of them were. then again, that made it so much worse for the few that were not at all like that.
I’m sorry nifkin. Actually, my sister was in a sorority, which horrified me, but it turned out to be a really good experience for her.
Mihow – yes, we will travel the world with paddles and orange pants.
Wow! so you all starred in “Animal House”?? We saw that film in England…