20 October 2007

The herding of cats

Tour guide (a current student): "This is where some of the faculty have their offices..."

Alumni: "That used to be the computer lab." "Are any of the teachers I knew still here?" "What's over there now?" "Didn't the mailboxes used to be on this wall and not that one?" *people start wandering off in different directions*

Tour guide: "This is where we have our dorm rooms..."

Alumni: "Oh hey! This was my room! And this was yours!" "I want to go over to the other wing where my room was." "Do the bathrooms look the same too?" *more people wander off*

Tour guide: "Uh, and this here is what my room looks like..."

Alumni: "Wow, the furniture hasn't changed in 15 years and it even still smells the same!"

*half the crowd has disappeared*

Alas poor tour guides. I guess they taught us well to be independent thinkers and explorers.

One of the event organizers: "I'd show you the renovated auditorium but I don't have the key to it."

Alumni: "Oh, well. The door hinges are on the outside, right?"

Event organizer: "... please don't."

Alumni: "We used to disable the door alarms with magnets."
Fellow alumni (who is now an electrician): "I unscrewed the plate on the door for my wing and disconnected the wires."

Ahh... good times.

2 comments:

kitten42 said...

Ah yes. Thank you for bringing back the memories. "Hey that was the oak tree that I jumped onto from the balcony because the squirrel stole my purse!" Thank you for this trip down amnesia lane.

MWT said...

A squirrel stole your purse? Do tell. :)

And umm, aren't you supposed to be writing fiction by now? *poke poke*