With temperatures surpassing 70 degrees in Chapel Hill the past few days, it’s easy to forget that just about a week ago the biggest snowfall we’ve seen in a while hit Chapel Hill. Since Wednesday’s snowstorm wasn’t preceded by the usual flurries, many people were caught by surprise. Most of the Triangle tried to leave offices at the same time and many people were stranded on the roads for hours just trying to get home. On a lighter note, UNC students made the most of the weather.
Whether it’s the smell of rotting banana peels or the often long overdue hassle of actually taking bags out to the dumpster behind my residence hall, I’ve always assumed that all UNC students probably had at least one thing in common: Nobody likes trash.
Well, maybe not everyone. Recently, I discovered a few people on campus who would love to obtain every last ounce of seemingly useless apple cores and veggie scraps that sit so innocently, yet smelly, in trash cans all across UNC.
Well, it’s that time of year again: finals. If there’s one thing I do more than studying this time of year it’s finding distractions to help me get through the stress. I always find myself in need of a break from the monotony of textbooks and study guides. I need some humor.
But where could I take a break and find a good laugh?
I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but coming to college was serious business for me. All of sudden I felt so much pressure, had so much responsibility, was overwhelmed with stuff to do and had so many people to see all the time.
It’s no coincidence that it’s in the college movie Van Wilder, that we get the classic quote “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never make it out alive.” There can be such a serious feel to class, work, friends and job searching that we never really stop and appreciate a good laugh.
Luckily laughter is out there, waiting at every moment!
Over the next few days, I’m going to try to highlight some of my favorite ways to find simple humor amongst the hustle and bustle of college life. Whether it’s a simple joke from a friend or a comedy sketch from online, I hope that my stories will help you lighten up and share the funny things have happened to you or that you’ve found.
Today’s topic is one that I have all too often been on the wrong side of – pranks.