Thursday, April 3, 2008

Oh the privileged children of the towers...

So I have a meeting in the Carey Hall Lobby today at six, for all of you non-CMU students, it is one of the 7 residence halls that make up the towers, a giant-mega complex of dorms, a dining hall, a store, a computer lab, a video rental store and classrooms. I figured that I would show up early and go downstairs to the Towers Computer Lab to check my email and inevitably, facebook. As I walk downstairs to the lab, I rent a video from the video store, then make my way to the basement. Looking ahead of me, I see the lab has undergone some construction, now it houses a Java City Coffee shop. The Towers residents are too spoiled. Anyways, unphased by this merger of a computer lab and coffee shop, I walk in, only to be stopped by a deskie.

"Do you have your chip ID? I need to scan it."


"Are you a towers resident?"


"Oh, then you can't use this lab, this is exclusively for towers residents."

Blank stare.
There are about 20 computers, mostly macs, and two of them are occupied. She decided to be nice and let me in, illegally. Why, as an over inflated tuition paying student at CMU, can I not use one of the many computers my tuition money has gone towards purchasing? Oh Towers. I hate you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Next time someone asks you if you're a resident at the towers...


Haven't you ever seen Ghostbusters?