Excerpt from Argus, 1996
I've heard that the idea has been worked to death; that there have been pa pers written on ways to kill your roommate and the like. I propose a different prob lem, one based on personal experience: what if you don't have a roommate to kill? I suppose you could probably kill yourself, but I don't think the would do you much good then (after all, the point of getting the is to succeed in life, not ju_st to get a You could injure once again, you'd be at a greater disadvantage than going through all the trouble and pain is really worth.
I've pondered this subject, and I think I've come up with several good solutions. You only need a traumatic experience, right? So how about an acute case of claustro phobia, or maybe waking up to see an enormous cricket staring you down? How about sitting in the back of a truck that doesn't slow down for speed bumps, or maybe even visiting a new barber and letting him be creative? How about the ever-suffered Texts and Traditions papers - you know the ones: you haven't read any of the books you have to write on, you don't understand the questions, and you have four days to complete it?
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