By Georgia Grellier

Welcome back to Story Time with Georgia, where I relay various stories from members of the Colorado College community, and also sometimes just me. Email me if you have a story and I will maybe consider making you famous, as long as you assure me that you haven’t been leaving the house.

Who: Anonymous (sigh)

When: First year mistakes

What: As wee first-years, we’ve all made our fair share of mistakes. Some are worse than others, but fortunately, most of them end up making good stories down the road. Anonymous’ is an inspirational story of perseverance and survival during a snowy night at CC.

This fateful (probably weekend) winter evening, this person began the night by getting extremely inebriated at a fraternity. He ultimately passed out upstairs, which was probably for the best, but when he awoke in the middle of the night, he noticed he was missing something — his pants (this actually doesn’t seem that weird, because nobody genuinely likes sleeping in pants). Although it was snowing outside, the middle of the night, and he had nothing to cover his legs, he was determined to make it back to Home Sweet Mathias.

Walking through the snow, this person said that he “froze his nuts off.” But even that didn’t stop him, which is either really admirable or really concerning depending on how you see it. When he finally made it to the Mathias door, however, he again was missing something, which this time was not his pants but his Gold Card. It happens to the best of us, I guess. His next course of action was to get the RAs to let him in (still sans pants), but once inside he couldn’t get into his room. Naturally, he slept on the Mathias couch instead. Desperate times call for questionably hygienic measures. 

Our person lived to tell the tale but probably felt terrible the next morning, and he ultimately summed up his experience as a “rough night.” I wouldn’t put it on my resume, but I’m pretty impressed by the determination here, and more than relieved that I have never lost my pants.

Takeaway: Keep your Gold card Close and your pants closer. Also, stay inside because of coronavirus.

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