The sudden influx of the prospie-parent dynamic duos this week has doubled Gambier’s population and has likely sent your pansy-ass into an original case of culture shock. And you just got over the Amish invasion. Cool your jets man, we’re here to help. A few tips on prospie/tour group etiquette:
Do: Stop Being Awkward. Look, the main idea of admissions tours is to represent the appeal of the motherland. Despite the fact that you may have just gotten a face full of fanny-pack as 20 parents and their charming offspring tried to squeeze past you, it’s still not ok to park it square center on Middle Path à la the twins from The Shining.
Don’t: Broadcast The Weekend Oopsies. Most parents on tours are experiencing the beginning effects of empty-nester syndrome, which means that your pealing declaration of, “I don’t remember shit from last night, bro” just escalated into “I woke up in a hollowed-out tree stump in the middle of the woods surrounded by goons with machetes.” Ouch.
Do: Photobomb. Hey, you’re already half-a-step away from gracing the family snapshot in front of Ascension—might as well make it foxy. What better way to say welcome to Kenyon than to crash the 2013 Christmas card?
Don’t: Lose Your Prospie. Yeah we know, they’re rascally little things–but you’re no Tom Hanks and nobody wants to have a “Saving Prospie Ryan” moment.