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5 Reasons To Be Thankful Recruitment Is Over

The Blue Shirts have finally retreated. Recruitment Week (Weeks?) is finally over. GDIs, rejoice: we’re safe for another year.

1. No More Crying

As much as I rag on sorority girls and the Greek system (probably just because I’d get rejected from every sorority — which I’ve been told isn’t actually possible), my heart would break every time I saw a girl struggling to walk in her Michael Kors heels with mascara running down her face. Like, it probably sucks to be rejected from your top choice just because you think not pretty enough and/or you made a bad first impression. It’s okay girls: You can spend all your free time stalking favorite sorority’s Tumblr AND you’re saving money from dues that you can spend on Ben and Jerry’s. And hey, if they didn’t like you they probably aren’t that cool, anyway.

2. No More Chanting

It feels nice to be able to walk by a sorority residence hall without hearing shrill voices shouting out random letters in the Greek alphabet. What the hell are they even saying in those chants? Actually, I don’t really care, just glad I don’t have to hear anymore of them for a while.

 3. No More Feeling Like Shit Because Everyone’s Dressed Up

Like damn, sorority and potential sorority girls sure do know how to dress themselves. There were days last week when I thought I looked half decent, at least until I’d walk by South and realize that my “fashion sense” is probably worse than Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s circa their denim outfit fiasco.

4. Redifer is Not a Playground

It literally isn’t. Today I walked into Southside Buffet in my sweats and ate a greasy, carb-filled meal without feeling guilty (well, too guilty). I didn’t have to pass herds of beautiful, thin sorority girls eating salads. I didn’t have to wait in long lines. I didn’t have to see girls sporting accessories I can’t afford. Order has been restored.

5. Frat Parties Are Back On

If you’re one of those GDIs that loves mooching off of frat basements for free Natty and sub-par EDM music (me) then it’s good news that frats are back up and running. Now that they have pledges, you have random freshman boys to take care of you if you’re having a rough night and the basements will be clean (or at least cleaner).

To those who got into the fraternity/sorority you wanted, congratulations! For those of you who aren’t embrace your GDI-ism and watch this video of a granny hitting a car to cheer you up. There’s always spring rush!

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Janki Patel

An awkward girl in an awkward world. Ke$ha is my role model. Nothing I say is meant to be taken seriously (unless it is).


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