What boils my egg

Nothing says a new semester at college like transitioning to a new sleep schedule. The time for those summer shenanigans has come to a close, and a new focus on the bigger picture is coming in fruition. That is, if I can keep myself awake long enough to see it happen…

You know what really boils my egg?

Waking up to my roommates’ alarms. The loud, obnoxious, chorus of polyphonic ringtones, pop song samples and a deafening fog horn imitation are the sole reason why I find myself losing the most amount of sleep in college.

Here is my usual logic in setting up a semester schedule for the future: I refuse to get up before 9 a.m., so therefore, no early morning classes. And yet, every year, my best-laid plan goes awry,as my roommates have other, conflicting ideas. I love and respect my roommates completely, with zero regrets, and yet, they drive me insane.

The most baffling, boiling part of it all is…they set their alarms for hours prior to their waking, in order to “snooze” an additional four or five times. Alarms are meant for waking, not for adding loud sirens to the dream world!

I know I am not the only one who feels this way. If you have a similar “boiled egg” dealing with roommates in the morning, feel free to write anonymously to The Waltonian! In the meantime…


Consider this egg: boiled.

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