Take What You Need
Serious Face, Serious Face.
So this is a really cool project
The idea is prime for Team Building, self reflection and dare I say- a program?
Think About it- everyone takes what they need and comes back and shows how they have found the word in their lives, because everyone has these things, the trick is finding them, which is what these fliers are about. Challenge your residents, staff, self to carry one of the ideas for a week, and find it in their life. I’m going to start with mine.
Apartment Life Lesson #1: Unclog your own toilet.
RA, to me: Could you meet me at Room X? Their toilet is overflowing.
*heads to room* Me: Is it broken or just clogged?
Student A: Clogged.
Student B, from her bedroom: YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR BOYFRIEND HE NEEDS TO START SHITTING SOMEWHERE ELSE.
Me: If your toilet is just clogged, you have to fix it yourself. We don't call housekeeping out to unclog toilets, especially after normal work hours. (We will, but we also need to teach them some responsibility, right? right.)
Student A: How do I do that?
Me: With a plunger.
Student A: do you have one I can borrow?
Me: No. (Ew.)
Student A: I have to get my own?
Student A: I thought you guys were supposed to take care of me.
Me: We do. We also teach you how to survive in the real world. We start with letting you unclog your own toilet.
The morning after a 1am fire alarm:
Student: So, how'd you get her so fast when the fire alarm went off?
Student 2: She lives here. You live here, don't you?
Me: Oh, uh, yes. I do.
Student: Oh, where?
Me, trying to be silly while really not wanting to tell them which one my apartment was: Oh, haha, it's top secret!!
Student: But, how are we supposed to get in touch with you when you're not in your office or it's at night? Do we get your cell phone number or something?
Me: Hahaha no.
Student: But what if we need something?
Me: Call the RAs first.
Student: I'd rather just speak directly with you than bother with the RAs.
Me: Well, that's what we pay them the big bucks for. Bother them. Bother them for DAYS.