Things You Should Never Buy in College
I know some of you are out there trying to find things to make your dorm really cool, or waiting on that video game to come out so you can complete your collection before you pack up the game console for its trip to Iowa. Well stop! Don’t do it!
These things may seem like a good idea, but as my year comes to a close, I have to warn you not to do it. They prove to be the worst things at midterms and finals. Seriously. So take my word for it and don’t buy these things.
1. Wall Decs
Sounds really cool. Looks really cool. Not actually really cool. We learned the hard way that these do not remove as easy as you would think. And they can’t be packed up and reused, so it’s a waste to buy it for just ten months. Especially when I had to get up on a chair just to get them up. Now there are a bunch of girls running around all stressed about how they have to get these off their walls in a month. So instead of going Amazon crazy for cute Marilyn Monroe quotes, buy posters. Lots of them. And lots of Command products to keep them up. There’s actually a great poster fair that comes to campus in the first few weeks. It’s worth waiting for.
2. Printed Duct Tape
I’ve seen some weird things done with this. And that’s wrong for two reasons. The first being that it’s just weird. The second being that it is against the rules to use duct tape on the walls. It takes the paint off. SO before you get that hot pink cheetah print duct tape, walk a little further and get that blue painter’s tape.
3. Catching Games
These are distraction traps! You’ll find yourself having a study session one minute, and playing the ultimate game of non-athletic skills the next. If you must, bring a frisbee. But don’t get crazy. If you really need a sport outlet, there are tons of intramural teams. It’s a great place to meet people!
4. Computer Games
Self explanatory. Does this look like it can really be accomplished in “just give me 5 more minutes?” I had to learn the hard way that no one is above a good game. Save it for home.