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:: Sunday, August 22, 2004 ::

People Are Stupid

Today, for the second year in a row, I was an I-Guide. For those not at UIUC, this means that I helped everyone else move into the dorms. This morning went alright for me as I was hauling people's stuff around on a wooden cart. This afternoon, though, I got to hold a sign and direct traffic. This is not the cushy job that it sounds like. While moving carts one always has something to do. For directing traffic, I had to stand out in the sun while my brain rotted, then have to kick my brain into gear to answer questions. Some were intelligent, while some were mind-bogglingly dumb.

First off, everyone in Weston Hall should've moved in on Friday, so that hall is not part of the traffic pattern. Those who decided to move in today were lucky I didn't send them over to Fourth and Peabody out of spite.

Secondly, if there's a barracade on the road, this does not mean you're supposed to drive around it. First street is closed between Stadium and Gregory for very good reasons.

Third, don't try to drive over to the bookstore on move-in day if you don't know where it is. Yes, it's on Wright street, but no, you can't get directly there from the corner of First and Gregory unless you walk.

Lastly, read the damn "Movin' In" packet. It has this newfangled thing called a map that you can look at and it gives you directions on how to get to your son or daughter's dorm. There shouldn't be people looking for Taft at the intersection of First and Gregory. The traffic pattern's set up so that they go straight down Fourth to get to their dorm.

I think I'm done venting now. I might add more to this later.

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