10 o’clock list: Things I Shouldn’t Have To Say but I Guess I Have To

 

yeah, no shit, honey

What the title says.

  1. Flush the toilets, everywhere you use the bathroom. No, not every toilet is automatic.
  2. Clean off your table after eating at Peirce. Just because there are AVI staff working in the dining hall doesn’t mean it’s their job to do what you, as a decent human being, should do.
  3. Also, push your chair in.
  4. Please don’t use the gender-neutral bathrooms as your go-to place to take a shit. Some people, including me, want to go to the bathroom like a normal person without feeling any anxiety about existing. Also, see number one.
  5. Don’t be surprised when you find out poor people exist. Hi, we’re real, get over it. I don’t need your pity.
  6. Don’t rely on that one kid in your class to correct you if you know what you’re about to say is something even slightly racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-semitic, or anything else.
  7. Try to diversify your friend groups, maybe? Like, hang out with people who don’t look/act/sound/identify/live exactly like you do.
  8. Don’t steal??? From the Peirce coatroom??? It’s a good thing to have that people shouldn’t have to worry about getting their stuff stolen from!
  9. If someone asks you not to do something because it makes them uncomfortable, don’t. And they don’t need to give you a reason. Just be a decent person and control your behavior.
  10. Just because you’re a cis straight white man, you don’t have to act like a Cis Straight White Man™. And if you object, then take a second and think about that.  

 

 

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