Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Unofficial "Official" Seats

Well folks, I think it's safe to say that we are past the days of assigned seats. No longer can teachers keep you from your bff's or your class crush, we finally have the freedom of choice that for so long we were deprived of. In a weird way I miss assigned seats. It was like a lottery every time seats got shuffled up. Sometimes you won (and were probably moved because of talking too much) and other times you felt like a leper shunned from society.

But have things really changed at college? Even though you technically can sit wherever you want, most people go to the same spot every class. It's like the unofficial 40 time, even though it says unofficial, you still listen to it. This really puts an emphasis on the first weeks of classes. You have to establish your territory early. Let it be known that if anyone takes your back row seat, you'll break their finger. Pee on your territory if you have to. Do anything to let the class know not to mess with your prime real estate. Once a few classes have passed and people have settled into their respective seats, you can relax a little bit. The shmeebs in your classes are like trained animals. They walk in and directly go to their unofficial "official" assigned seat. If one of them is messing up the team chemistry and you need to poach their seat, get to class a little early and let them know that there's a new sheriff in town.

1 comment:

  1. If you're a grizzly bear you can sit wherever you want and no one messes with you.