You know what I really hate?

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  1. Kenny022593

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    I really friggin hate when people touch your stuff and think you are cool with it NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU TELL THEM NOT TO TOUCH IT. It pisses me the hell off that everyone on my floor thinks they can waltz into my room and just start fondling everything and poking the computer screen and what not. What if I just went in and did that to their stuff? Would they be ok with it? For christ sake, if it isn't yours don't fondle it AND IF YOU DO THEN STOP WHEN THE PERSON TELLS YOU TO.

    Yes, I am a #@!#$#
     
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    I am cool with some people touching some of my stuff. ;-)
     
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    I never went through dorm life. It's a mix bag. You don't like people waltzing in? Lock the door.
     
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    Cannot take OP serious because of this lol
     
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    OP sounds like a dude named Rickson. He started threads whenever someone touched his chest/pizza/cheeks etc and then had the threads deleted out of embarassment.
     
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    As russell peters would say: you have a ROOOM for yourself?!!
     
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    Touchy subject...

    I feel that i lose my touch if some tries to stuff me with silly ideas and sell me crap products. So i buy less but only quality things that last. that way less chances for people to get to touch them.
    I like to give my girlfriend my touch and i think she like me because of that and isnt interested in most of my stuff .
    The best stuff of the mind are the kind that will stand the grind of time and leave the rest behind ..
     
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    I have already had a few of my things broken and I would not like that to happen to the expensive things.... Especially since I have tennis racquets that aren't mine in here and I am stringing for the team because people walk in are like, "OH YOU PLAY TENNIS!?," and grab the racquets and just start swinging away.

    Hell, I almost broke my laptop last too because when I was trying to close it another kid was forcing it back open and then when I did close it he opened it again and starts banging on the keys.... Good stuff
     
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    I stuff my touch by touching the ideas that fit into the touching stuff so I can get people to stay away from the touchy ideas about stuff that can be touched behind the way that things are done.
     
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    Staying in your room with your door locked kinda defeats the purpose of being in a dorm. You may as well move out to an apartment if you are going to do that (and many people do after their freshmen year).
     
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  13. chrischris

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    What stuff cant you live without?
     
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    I see what you did there. Well played sir.

    Punch him in the face. Or lock your door.

    This.
     
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    Which cheeks?
     
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    I really hate chick flicks and songs that are obviously made for 12 year old girls make my blood boil.
     
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  17. michael_1265

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    But the intent was humorous. It was the first thing I thought of.
     
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  18. dParis

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    What? Do you live in a psych ward?
     
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  19. michael_1265

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    In all seriousness, you just have to realize that some people are not going to respect normal concepts of space and ownership, and adjust accordingly. In extreme circumstances, a little revenge is in order, but be prepared to face the consequences. One of my friends in the dorm repeatedly borrowed my stuff, not stopping when warned. He was woken up one night by a blast of bitter cold, his bed and the surrounding room bathed in white vapor. It is amazing how much volume came out of that little CO2 fire extinguisher:twisted: It was weird being a 23-year-old ex-paratrooper in a dorm with a bunch of 18-year-olds, but they learned to live with my sense of humor.
     
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    1) When they get your lunch out of the break room fridge! This should be a firing offense! EVEN IF IT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT!!!

    2) They steal your porn!

    3) Wear my underwear!!

    4) Post pics of me with magic marker on my face after passing out!

    Okay, actually I never bring my lunch. I just wanted to chime in.
     
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  21. Fearsome Forehand

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    You are in college? Living in a dorm? SUNY-Binghamton, I presume?

    Ah, dorm life. I remember it well. Do you have a roommate, or do you have your own little dorm room? If the latter, you have no reason to complain. At least you don't have to share a 500 square foot cell with a random stranger and a bathroom with 3 random strangers.

    If you don't wish to be bothered, lock your door. When you wish to socialize, you can visit one of those open 24/7 dens of iniquity that exist on the floor of every dorm room it seems.

    The rules and norms of behavior to which you were accustomed in your parent's home go out the window once you enter dormitory life. My advise is to relax as you becoming upset won't change the 18-22 year old morons with whom you reside. Just enjoy it to the extent possible.

    Your college years pass quickly and then the real fun starts. :) In comparison to real life, college is like a permanent vacation.
     
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    +1

    Exactly. Enjoy it while you can, OP.
     
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    what if it is a girl you like ?? would that be acceptable ?:)
     
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  24. autumn_leaf

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    I think in this situation it would be appropriate. Some people live in dorms cause they see it as the default option, i.e. too lazy or scared to look for a place off campus.

    Dorm life is more communal, it's something that should be expected, but what the OP is describing is a complete lack of personal space and respect.
     
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    i am confused. what school is this????
     
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    Sounds to me like you're being targeted specifically because people know they'll get a reaction out of you. My advice is to mellow out (a little bit), and ask in a non-whiny tone. Some people just like to get a rise out of others, don't give them the opportunity. If you're trying to slam a laptop lid shut while someone's trying to force it open, they're either extremely socially inept, or they're messing with you. Just ask/speak to the other person as you would any other adult, and perhaps they'll reciprocate by acting like one.
     
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  27. Kenny022593

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    I am at Rochester Institute of Technology and I do have a roommate. He doesn't care as much as I do, but then again, I feel like I have more stuff of value that can be broken. Thank you for the advice though.

    This is what I said about High School when everyone was talking about college and how HS sucks.

    Not in the context of the OP.

    It doesn't help that the majority of the kids on my floor are high 95% of the time and the only time they come in here is when they are. So, when I try talking to them like an adult they continue acting like a moron. I don't know what to do in that situation.
     
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    I loved dorm life. I was an RA for three years. Moving into a real house sucked at first.
     
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  29. diredesire

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    If the people you're surrounded by are incapable of respecting your belongings and are a hazard to you or your stuff, just lock your door, man.

    If you really want to take actions into your own hands, you can speak to your RA, if they do nothing, the RD, etc. I would just lock my door and be done with it, though.
     
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    Embrace marijuana if you haven't by now. Don't put shame upon those who already do.

    And you already got drug tested so they can't test you again. I used to play while high out of my mind pretty much on a daily basis, and I played the best tennis of my life. Or atleast that's what I remember.

    Try scaring them. If you surprise someone who's stoned (like jumping out of a closet or something) to the point where it would scare them if they weren't high, they'll freak the f*ck out and run away. Sometimes they'll **** their pants. And you can videotape that to show to the entire floor if they ever mess with your stuff again.
     
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    DD - ever the moderator. :D
     
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    I hate people touching my stuff and me. They have germs. Normally after someone makes physical contact with me or my equipment I give the subject which has been touch a very deep clean.
     
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    Yes, he lives in a college dorm, same difference.

    Back when I lived in a dorm, I didn't have any stuff. :cry:

    Maybe you could try that approach!

    There was one guy who would come in and listen to my record player (Google that if you haven't heard of one) while he played with his Bowie knife. I was cool with it.
     
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    I lived in a dorm my first year, and there was no respect for anyones room. I rushed first year, and am now living in a fraternity. Everyone in house respects my stuff. They play some pranks every now and then, but not to much. Fraternity is all about respect.
     
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    Why do you think they only come to visit you when they are high?
     
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  36. zapvor

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    same reason tipsy calls you up
     
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    Your theory is that Kenny’s floormates get high and barge into his room for crosscourt drills?
     
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    Time to give them The Speech, Kenny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrllCZw8jiM
     
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    Dorm life couldn't be worse than barracks life, I promise you guys that.
     
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    That's what a fraternity is all about?

    Man, the guys I knew were all mixed up then.
     
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  42. Agent Orynge

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    Quite the opposite, actually. You have to catch those Zs when you can, and be prepared to act at any given moment. Not that there weren't plenty of heavy sleepers, but those were the guys who couldn't make it to formation. You know, the trouble cases.

    Have to say, never did see anyone throw a sock party (as your video alludes to), but then such an event would certainly never be necessary beyond basic training. Once you make it to your unit you're generally held responsible for yourself, though if you mess up too badly it might reflect on your first line supervisor. Either way, the punishment is universally the same - a good smoking, and, in the worst cases, an Article 15. You think getting fired sucks? How about reduced pay, reduced rank, and extra duty (20 hour work days, all manual labor). Doesn't sound too bad, but it almost always starts the "I don't care what you do to me anymore" downward spiral that leads to jail. The lucky ones just get booted with a dishonorable discharge, which never looks good on a resume...
     
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  43. chrischris

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    The lack of representation of the will of the people.
     
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    Same here. The fraternity members that attend my school don't know the meaning of respect - they go around wearing the same damn sleeveless shirts all pilled
    (usually on a mixture of xanax, cocaine, and oxycotin) out physically flirting with any and every female on campus (and being EXTREMELY disrespectful to them - calling them all kinds of words that my mother would cut my tongue off if she her me say) while trying to see how many times they can use the word "bro" in a sentence while still making some kind of sense. They also try to play basketball but usually fail at it seeing as they're all rich white kids who aren't even remotely athletic or coordinated.

    Case in point: today I was sitting next to someone in the Mac lab who must have said "bro" about 25 times in the span of 30 seconds. He tried to ask me a question at one point, but I ignored him after not being able to understand what the hell he was saying. It went something like this "bro hey bro do bro you bro have bro a bro spare bro quarter bro? Bro I bro really bro need bro an bro extra bro 25 bro cents bro to bro print bro my bro essay bro come bro on bro help bro me bro out bro".

    A bit more than 25 times but you get it. Yes, I know at some more academically strong schools the culture isn't like this. But here, it is. I have no idea how they manage to keep the required 3.2 or higher to stay eligible for the frat. Astounding.
     
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  45. diredesire

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    At my school, greek houses (in general) would archive old exams and answer keys, as well as assignments, etc. Basically every class that was a general class would have years and years of old tests to "study off of". Homeworks were pretty much already done as old assignments (that questions were pulled from) were already archived. It's pretty easy to maintain a 3.2 (or whatever) when all your material is already solved for you ;)

    This became a concern of mine when competing for spots in a major...
     
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    But you turned out well as a TT moderator :)
     
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    Preconceived notions that persist and prevent progress.
     
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    no fraternity is the same. Every house is different in its own way. Some are crazy like the above, while some are just for nerds that are in a prof. house. Mine is some where in the middle.

    ps
    my house sent the first man on the moon.
     
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    i had really good roomates. didnt realize it until after the fact.
     
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    The idea of eternal entitlement .
     
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