Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fakes...

And I don't just mean guns. One of the girls in my hallway last night screamed at around 1:00. Though my roommates and I were too scared to investigate, the hushed laughter and scurrying feet that followed the scream were fairly good indications that it was not the real thing. Fake screaming in such a situation is not only disrespectful, it is also inconsiderate to those around you who are already on edge. As the incident with the "permanently disabled" firearm showed us, it is sometimes very difficult to tell the difference between what is real and what is faked...please don't exacerbate the problem by intentionally implanting fear in people.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree.

I can understand the need to joke about things because of fear, but flippancy is destructive. A lot of guys were joking about the alert, which didn't really help. There is a time for humor, but I don't think yesterday was really a prudent time to joke about being vigilant and weapons. Eh, it's understandable, but when there is a real fear that people you know and love may be in danger, well, such idiocy is not the right response.

Besides, joking in the manner of some of your hallmates only wastes time and energy, and possibly places other people in danger.

a_c said...

Girls scream frequently and often with little provocation, especially when inebriated. More at 11.