The awkward reslife Life.: The things you learn... →
awkreslifelife: I am so grateful to have mature residents. I never knew how much I can learn from them. I was up until 2 a.m. talking to them about their journey to where they are now. One even mentioned she felt “safe” in the residence halls and that we provided her with the environment to grow as a person. I…
cheeredbypuppies: It’s not a good idea to play bongos at 6 in the morning. This message brought to you by the Common Sense Institute of America.
And People Wonder Why
cerealsauce: One of my residents just walked into the lounge stroking a dead mouse she skinned, stuffed, and sowed back together. THIS IS WHY I AM DONE WITH THIS JOB. I QUIT.
Dear residents, You cover my door with raw eggs?
teb36: I will cover the halls with your blood
trudymae: still hanging out in the staff office even though duty ended two hours ago life of an RA
ifdutycalls: Is it May yet?
Writing a final email to my residents,
thisisnotwhatyouhadplanned: Starting to cry. There’s still a week left. Why am I doing this to myself?!
that awkward moment when the resident you just...
trudymae: right, I’m going to accept your friend request after you were super disrespectful to me and another staff member and argued with us for twenty minutes.
OmNOMnom: There are 38 RAs on staff and everyone... →
bizzymac: There are 38 RAs on staff and everyone keeps quitting for next year. There are only going to be about 10 returners and it is not even the end of the school year. Tuition is going up, so its cheaper to move off campus (that’s not the main reason people are leaving, but I know that some of the Pro…
ramblin-girl: that moment when you are a first (or even second floor RA) and your residents check to see if your light is on from OUTSIDE the building before knocking on your door to keep you up all night. Seriously guys, that’s creepy.
To some of my male residents:
lireal: When we meet for building checks every week, it’s not okay to greet me wearing only a towel. While we’re on the subject, no - I’m not going to have a meeting in your bedroom, regardless of how comfortable you are. And I can’t say I appreciate one of you in particular lying on your bed, quite visible from the hallway, legs akimbo while you discuss your sport practice and troubles with...
Easy Peasy Gifts: Easy Peasy: Wrap it Up! →
easypeasygifts: How can you make something boring into something giftable? Wrap it up! I’m an RA, and as such, I have a lot of really boring paperwork I have to pass out to my residents. While the content is pretty important to them, most of the papers end up in the recycle bin without a pair of eyes ever…
Floor Meeting Email Exchange
RA: ALSO, we have around $30 to spend on this last floor meeting, tell me what you all want! We can probably go a little over b/c I haven't spent any of the money for floor meetings before this.
Student: Jamba Juice
Student: Bouncy house?
RA: Hey everyone, I got the clearance from the hall director to use more than thirty, so really we could probably spend up to ninty dollars, so you don't have to shoot so low.
My hero: Shitty lounge singer. For the love of god, please let's get a lounge singer. But wait--where are we going to put him? Oh that's right, WE HAVE A FUCKING LOUNGE. Guys, I really hope we can make this happen; I have high hopes (obviously).
So we're supposed to have a "goodbye" program on...
british-heart: The RAs came up with the bones of the program and plan to work it, while hall council decided to take over putting it together. THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T MAKE YOUR ENTIRE HALL COUNCIL FRESHMAN. Bounce House = Not reserved or paid for Ice Cream = Not ordered from our supplier Speakers = Not reserved from IT Space itself = Not reserved Advertising = Non-existant And I just got...
My residents give me laundry bucks and Starbucks.
streakersabbi: I like this game.
Famous Last Words: RAs, RDs, CAs, any housing... →
tiffanmyah: So last night I am sitting at desk with my best friend (Background: She is an SA[student assistant] in my building) and the fire alarm goes off. for a second I look at it, and I was like.. no way? then I threw my keys behind the desk, told her to go hold a door and took charge. we were well…
so I officially told my boss i'm not coming back...
daringartisticadventurer: It doesn’t even seem real. I starting taking down my hall decorations, for the last time. I had my last floor meeting. These are my last residents. My last on call is next week. This is my last hall closing. Ever.
mpfitz: I would rather do anything tonight than be on duty.
Singing With The Frogs, Dancing With The Locusts:... →
jackofallspades: So let me tell you kids a story of our little appreciation gift, code named “Operation Balloon”. “What is a balloon?” I ponder at 3am as myself and a few of my residents blow up balloons in the RA office. For you see, we were on a mission to show how much we appreciated our Residence Director…
Take What You Need
fyeahraraccoon: Serious Face, Serious Face. So this is a really cool project The idea is prime for Team Building, self reflection and dare I say- a program? Think About it- everyone takes what they need and comes back and shows how they have found the word in their lives, because everyone has these things, the trick is finding them, which is what these fliers are about. Challenge your...
That Incredibly Shocking Moment When A Resident...
As an RA I find it somewhat comical when my...
Me: I have 16 hours of duty during Quadfest...
Hannah: It sounds like you're taking a 16 hour poop.
Hannah: 16 hour duty...
I thought the "duty" jokes were over for the year... Hahaha.
Health and Safety Inspections:
shineforyou: How many shirtless residents can I walk in on-Day.
helloeduardo: I just had a resident arrested for theft after her roommate decided to press charges. My, oh, my, how overwhelming! I would have never seen that coming. In other news, I’ll be returning as an RA next year as well!
No matter how many times I shower,
tylojoe: I can’t seem to wash the smell of whipped cream out of my hair. Pie a CSA was a major success! :]
I get irrationally angry when residents tell me...
a-steady-purpose: It really just makes my life 8 times harder because I have to then tell them that no, that’s not the way we do things, and then I’m the one who gets bitched at. Grr. Argh.
karibabyhorse: In Res. Life if you aren’t returning next year you are encouraged to write what is called a last lecture. It’s just your thoughts on your time with Res. Life and any advice you may have. Below is mine. I didn’t even get past the second sentence and I started bawling. So here’s looking at you Res. Life and Fran-So. Read More
The hallway smells like awful Kimchi. How can I...
That special look
fancifulharpist: That special look you get when your duty partner catches you going up 1 floor on the elevator to start your round at the top of your building.
Sometimes being an RA is terrifying.
jesskaka: Its not all alcohol and marijuana documentation. Calling EMS and further accompanying a resident to the hospital in the back of an ambulance is not what I had planned for today, but Im so glad I was there for her. This job is terrifying sometimes but it can be so rewarding when you know you can help people.
Destroy Something Beautiful: Ripped posters.. →
destroy-somethingbeautiful: I heard that awful sound of a poster being ripped, but I wasn’t quick enough. I only saw them running away…it looks like the “a**hole” that I documented tonight…. but my poster was dragged down the hall and will need some patching up…but AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am really upset…