EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Editor turned Kindergarten
Stuff & Things
Campus Life Editor
I don't like people. Well, let me rephrase
that - I don't like hoards of people. Hmmm, I still think that
does little justice to my meaning, so before I get mail about
the intrinsic goodness of humanity, I will attempt to explain
The beginning of a new school year at Western
brings to mind a host of things: long lines, expensive payments
and general insanity and debauchery at all corners. The one
thing that comes to mind immediately, however, is people - people
Now don't get me wrong, I'm quite social.
I love going out, spending time with friends (away from the
increasingly large pile of class readings) and of course meeting
new people. My problem lies not with people on a personal level,
but with the "crowd," for lack of a better term.
For example, with Clubs Week in full force,
the University Community Centre can be ultimately equated with
a can of sardines. It's an endless stream of people and flyers
- clearly a fire hazard. I think they should move the entire
operation outside, perhaps over by Althouse parking lot.
Crowds make me incredibly angry, especially
those groups of people that pick the most inopportune places
to stand and discuss the colour of their new shoes. Why do people
stand on staircases and in doorways? I don't know how anyone
in their right mind can justify blocking an entire flow of traffic
and not realize how much of an inconvenience they are. These
people make me want to shoot fire out of my eyes (I'm still
working on that trick).
I admit, I can be fairly impatient, but groups
of people make me incredibly claustrophobic and angry. There
are more people at this university than the town I grew up in
and crammed in about 1/500th of the space, so you can see why
I think there are just too many people around. I much prefer
this campus in the summer when there are few events and even
As a solution to this endless and ever growing
problem, I call for a return to kindergarten lineups. You know
those lines where you walk single file to and from everywhere?
Frankly, this seems to be the only viable option for streaming
the hoards of people so you can make it from one side of the
UCC to another in less than two days.
Hey - this could open up a few student job
opportunities. Line directors anyone?