September 2020

Overheard at Marketplace

Marketplace is the infamous center of the East Campus social scene. All freshmen flock there for meals, so I thought it was the perfect place to meet new people. However, over the few weeks we have been here, I have overheard some questionable, but certainly amusing things. I know eavesdropping isn’t cool, but some of these quotations were too funny that I can’t help but share. 

‘hey dude, don’t worry my cousin is a senior and he said that he will hook us up with some juul pods’ 

‘shit, I’ve got a midterm due in half an hour and it takes 90 minutes to take’

‘omg you have found it hard settling in! Poor you! I’ve been making so many friends and staying up till 4am most nights!’

‘student loan, what’s that?’

‘I feel like I’m such a hairy girl’

‘My dog has dementia’

‘I have a UTI because I am too lazy to leave my room and pee’

‘Mia, you are not going to die, just hit this’

‘Omg that is such a cute name, is it a woman’s name or is it ambidextrous’ 

‘I spent all night working on the reading for todays’ discussion, and after taking half an hour to work up the courage to speak out, the professor hit me with: I think you missed the point…’

‘Hey, do you wanna hit the pen after’…’’dude wtf can you smoke stabilos?’

‘I’m going to my friend’s room tonight, but like you can’t come I’m sorry, it’s kind of exclusive’

I feel like this collection of quotations really illuminate the Duke Freshman experience. It’s comforting to know that even in the middle of a global crisis, business continues as usual. 

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