Skin in the Game

April 24, 2016


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Overheard in Terrace

Econ major: This semester is different for me. I’ve gone on many dates with many girls.

Overheard in Frist at night

High half-Jewish frosh, looking at CJL t-shirt: Does this say “Jewish” in Hebrew or something?

Overheard in Pyne

21-year-old woman watching Game of Thrones, with gravity: I would never wanna go to the wall.

Overheard in a D3

Source, cited in APA format: [...] (be-a-bitch-or-die-trying, 2016).


Future financier, totally unironically: I was named after money.

Overheard in a dining hall

Feminist: I enveloped him last night.

Overheard in Terrace

Nass editor reporting back on Sunday Funday: These are people who get down to John Mayer. I just don’t get it.

Overheard at Ivy dinner

Tech god: Come on baby, I made money on fitbit today.

Overheard outside Terrace

Bouncer, to senior who dropped Terrace: You graduated already. child.
Senior: No, I am graduating in June.
Bouncer: Don’t bullshit me. I know you.

Overheard at Sunday Funday

Frosh girl: This is awesome. I feel so elitist.

Overheard in East Pyne

Claudia Brodsky in evening seminar: I’ve never taught in front of someone peeling a banana. I’ve seen everything else, but never a banana!

Overheard in 1915

Frosh boy 1: Yeah and then we were walking to a pregame and she just goes, “Yeah I licked my boyfriend’s asshole!” right outside the tent with all the Jews in it!
Frosh boy 2: The tent with all the Jews in it?

Overheard on Nassau Street

Junior WASP: Brooks Brothers is where I go if I need a shirt and haven’t done laundry.

Overheard in Pyne

Frosh, speaming to person offstage:Why are you liking messages? You should be fucking.

Overheard in Cuyler

Junior ORFE girl, giving advice: I just base all of my decisions on regret minimization framework.

Overheard in my first JP meeting

Part-time adviser, full-time baller: We don’t need to meet again before the end of the semester. There’s a reason it’s called “independent” work.

Overheard on flight from Havana

Elderly woman, to senior Nass woman dressed in a sweatshirt and baggy pants, shrieking: STEWARDESS — IT IS ABSOLUTELY FREEZING IN HERE!