With a new crop of kids getting ready to head to the dorm, madison.com helpfully provides a list of the top ten items to make a room cozy. On the list are things like a sound system, laptop, an extra bed and an $80 "phone system".
What the hell? Are today's college kids living in the lap of luxury? Back in my day, you were lucky to have an illegal hot plate, a piece of remnant carpeting and a rickety loft built by some shady
stonerscharacters hanging out near the dorm.
I hate to say it, but I think this may be yet another sign of the wussification of today's kids. There's something to be said for roughing it in a crappy dorm room with a worse roommate.
For freshman, living in the dorms is a first, tentative step away from the nest and out into the real world. I think they lose some of that when the dorms are just as nice as home.
Damn. You know you're getting old when you start bitching about "kids today".
Posted by at August 8, 2005 01:03 PM
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|# August 8th, 2005 1:19 PM Laura|
|Heh, you call an illegal hot plate "roughing it" well I'll have you know that I had to walk to my dorm room with all my worldly possessions shoved into a garbage bag because we couldn't afford a rucksack, and it was 8 miles, in the snow, uphill! (Both ways!!) Kids today, what do they know?! Spoiled brats...
::: walks off, muttering :::
|# August 8th, 2005 2:08 PM jagorham|
|Hot plate? Hell, we didn't even have electricity at our log cabin dorms!! |
|# August 8th, 2005 2:46 PM james|
|why get a hot plate when you can cook eggs on your halogen light? |
|# August 8th, 2005 5:30 PM Laura|
|That's pretty good, James; you're more creative than I ever was. |