GSU Sampling

GSU Sampling

Hey Team,

Yesterday morning when I pulled into Atlanta I found myself still having to finish a good portion of the podcast. Naturally I couldn’t work on it at the Greyhound station so I went for a walk to see if I could find a cozy office-of-the-day. (Preferably one with some hot tea. Turns out Atlanta isn’t nearly as warm as I had hoped it would be. I STILL got snowed on yesterday.)


About a mile from the station I found myself wandering through Georgia State University.

“Awesome. This many caffeinated kids in one place, there HAS to be a place to sit down and get some editing done.” I thought.

I approached the first two students I saw, two girls with backpacks and smiles. Can’t go wrong with smiling strangers.

“Excuse me. Do you know if there’s a coffee shop or a Starbucks nearby?” (I remember asking this verbatim because as soon as I said it I thought it was weird that in my head Starbucks was not the same as a coffee shop. Interesting.)

One stopped and thought the other continued to smile. “Um…yeeeaaaahh. I think…if you just go down this street here. Just here…” she pointed and looked me in the eye to make sure I was paying attention. (Smart kid, that’s probably 90% of the reason I get lost all the time. I forget to pay attention.) “Next street make a right…um…then go through a door.” A long pause signaled the end of the directions.

I gave a broad honest smile. I loved the way she said that. Exactly the kind of direction I would give. “So, you want me to make a right then go through a door?” I even ended it with a friendly chuckle. The smiling friend giggled too. Winner.

Then things took a strange turn. Direction Giver’s thoughtful gaze turned into a scowl, “I’m trying to explain, if you stop acting like an ass!” Whoops. Misstep.

It was very cold and I wasn’t wearing nearly as many clothes as I should have been, so my frozen mouthed apology came out something like, “MMmm Sowwy. I wasn makin fum.” Before I just gave up. This battle was over.

According to my sampling: 50% of all women attending GSU think I’m an ass.

And I really did just have to make a right and walk through a door.

I’m done.


If you don’t think I’m an ass feel free to show it by clicking that donate button!


7 Replies to “GSU Sampling”

  1. I’m enrolled at Georgia State University and I don’t think you’re an ass (most of the time.) So I’d say you’re considered an ass by only 33.3% of the GSU female student body. Take that…rude directions girl!!

  2. P.S.- Feel better, you are WELL loved by BU Israeli ladies at water polo parties…. Did you ever wash those pants?

  3. Eeeewwwwwww. Ass. (this may be my shortest comment i’ve ever made – including this additional sentence explaining that.)

  4. the look on your face was priceless. You were begging me with your eyes to help, but I was enjoying watching you suffer too much. Bwahahahaha!

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