May 05, 2008

Why Does This Not Surprise Me In The Least?

Co-ed college dorm rooms. And where are they? At my own alma mater, of course:

Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan University. But they say there's no funny business going on. Really. They mean it. They have set up their beds side-by-side like Lucy and Ricky in "I Love Lucy," and avert their eyes when one of them is changing clothes.

"People are shocked to hear that it's happening and even that it's possible," said Youngdahl, a 20-year-old sophomore. But "once you actually live in it, it doesn't actually turn into a big deal."

It strikes me that one of the primary problems of this wretched age in which we live is the fact that nothing is a big deal. No propriety. No limits. No sense of the special. Everything is open and familiar. And of course, familiarity breeds contempt. And contempt is pretty durn near the root of an awful lot of our social ills.

Just saying.

Yips! to Ace.

Posted by Robert at May 5, 2008 12:16 PM | TrackBack

Shoot, some of my friends were doing that at college 20 years ago -- but at least then there was funny business going on.

What's happening to kids today?

Posted by: rbj at May 6, 2008 09:27 AM


Maybe it wasn't official, but Longwood had coed dorm rooms back in the early nineties.


Somebody told me.

Posted by: Smallholder at May 6, 2008 02:29 PM