1. “Oh my God, why didn’t you rush?”
Well, to be honest it’s just not really my thing. I’ve been asked this more times than I can count and each time I get more and more exasperated.
2. “I’m sorry – maybe next year!”
Uh, what? It’s not that I didn’t get a bid, it’s that I didn’t rush. It was a personal choice I made, thank you very much.
3. “What sorority are you in?”
Not in one. Sorry.
4. “Look at all the gifts my big gave me!”
Okay, wow. I’m actually reconsidering my choice to not rush. 20 free t-shirts? Sign me up.
5. Anything about your new sisterhood
I'm 100% happy that you found a group of girls that you clicked with, as that is not always an easy task. That's great! But, not all of us need Greek life to form our own group of friends who are as close as sisters, too.
6. Anything about Date Parties or Swaps
Or “Darties.” I’ve lost focus in class before because of the conversation about the luau-themed “dartie” stressing the sisters out two rows behind me. Maybe save those conversations for outside class.
7. Anything about Bid Day
Congrats, I'm really happy you got into the sorority you wanted. But I was happy the first time you told me. Now two weeks later and 84,783 more explanations of what happened at Bid Day, my excitement level has seriously decreased.
8. Any time multiple Greek letters are strung together in one sentence
I know Alpha and Omega and that's about it. When you're listing off acronyms and Greek letters, I apologize that I'm looking at you like you're speaking another language, but I have no idea what you just said.
In the end, whether or not you choose to join Greek life, college is still full of fun experiences for everyone to enjoy. If Greek life isn't for you, there are so many things on campus to do. And, if Greek life is your thing, that's great too.
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