By Vasudha Misra, Campus Journalist, RMLNLU
If anyone of you has read Jerome K Jerome’s classic ‘Three Men in a Boat’, this little write up may remind you of the chapter on a frustrated man dealing with a very much in love couple in his house.
Being in a relationship has more than its share of perks, don’t get me wrong, but it can be a bit annoying for the spectators. On campus, single is not the way to be, especially if you have the slightest aversion to PDA. (For those who have been living under a rock, that stands for Public Display of Affection.)
After the sun sets and the singletons retire to their rooms for evenings of commitment free relaxation, out come the lovebirds. And suddenly, the campus is no longer the safe, desolate and peaceful harbor of the day. Taking a walk through the premises is like walking through a landmine of open and unabashed PDA, especially if you do not have much space to walk around anyway.
Nearly everywhere you look, there is a couple, canoodling away like it’s nobody’s business. (Well, technically it ain’t but come on! Spare us the horror.) Sometimes, the temptation of walking up on someone I know becomes so great that it makes me just want to buy a blinkers and get it over with.
Also, how do you avoid that embarrassing moment of the morning of shame, when you come face to face with someone you snuck up on the previous night? Awkward alert! The worst part is, you’re stuck with feeling like the apologetic jerk that destroyed several moments of their idyllic bliss while they curse you all day and give you cold stares for a week after.
But the hands down, absolutely creepiest scenario is when your parents are witness to a not so innocent act of love when come to visit you, thinking all the while, “What have I sent my child into?” And then you can have a merry time explaining to them why that girl and that boy came out from that shady little nook looking like THAT.
So, thank you friends, thank you for making the campus that, by the way, is as much ours as yours, such a nightmare.
(Didn’t mean to hurt anyone through this article, but if I have, I humbly apologize. Because, after all is said and done, who are we kidding? Aren’t we the slightest bit jealous?)
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