Thursday, August 21, 2008

Move-In Day

Move-In Day can be fairly horrible, as far as the new families see it. Cars, people and Necessary Things all over the place, with a side order of confusion and frustration.

Used to be. Ain’t no more.

Each year, we get closer to that perfection found only in heaven. (Slight digression here: Speaking of many people moving in at once, which you also see on embarkation day for cruise ships, I wonder how God handles the personal judgements when, let’s say, a large airplane hits the ground suddenly and everyone is killed at once? Is there a line? Do you take a number?)

We’ve gone from chaos to orchestrated confusion to a fairly smooth and orderly way of welcoming the new people and their families into a campus which has practically no room for all these cars to park, unload and move in.

Next thing you know, we’ll have valet parking, “coffee and”, plus students bringing their Necessary Things up to the dorm rooms. Hmmm… I think we have almost valet parking, or the next best thing; students do help with the goods; for all I know, there may be some sort of legal stimulant in the lobby. Have to check that one out and make a suggestion, if it’s not done already.

At least the new people don’t have to wear beanies.

3 Comments:

Anonymous ruthc said...

What "no beanies"? Do you mean that that most obvious symbol of "noobie" is no more?
When did that happen? Am I that old?

August 24, 2008 1:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Yes, you are that old.

August 24, 2008 6:36 PM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

Oh. :(

August 25, 2008 11:16 PM  

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