People Like Us
There are so many instances where I've been "outcasted"/haven't belonged, funnier ones are better to share...
I have recently just moved down to Minneapolis, this is my first semester here, I transferred from UW-Superior. I live with my brother's girlfriend and 3 other roommates, 5 people total. I am the youngest, they have all got about 5 or more years on me.
The story begins with drinking related challenges, everyone can probably relate. Anyways, I had two small drinks and was feeling just fine. I was torn apart for not fitting in, being the person who can't "drink alot". They made comments like "aren't you supposed to be a college student?", and "I can't believe you're Craig's sister, he'd be ashamed of you!" So being the idiot I am, I tried to act like, wait a minute I can be just like you guys if you want to, trying to make a good impression on my roommates.
The night ended with a several more drinks, and 4/5 shots, the 5th one I dumped into my empty glass, as I left for the bathroom. I was puking all night and the next morning the outcast label continued. They then criticized me by "I can't believe you were even sick, you didn't even drink anything!" I had to convince them that I did by naming in order everything that we had all had, and then I was STILL not justified.
All in all, I am now permanently questionable to whether or not I am actually a "college student" in their minds.
COMMENT FROM MOVIE:
The scene with the teacher speaking of students having nicer cars than the faculty...
I can totally relate to this instance as well. In highschool my parents purchased a cutlass that was as old as I am, my brother drove it, when he graduated I drove it. The front seat wasn't locked in, so when I hit the brakes, the seat would slide forward, then back again when I accelerated. The windows were not automatic, the ashtray council part would randomly fall out from time to time, haha, it's funny to think of this car now. The driver side handle was also broken so the door wouldn't lock and to open it I'd have to reattach it first.
To get to the point, I gave my boyfriends sister a ride home and her first comment was, "you ACTUALLY drive this thing?!" See, I didn't care, it drove! Their parents ofcourse bought them brand new nice cars, automatic everything, cd players, etc. Needless to say, the Cutlass has been retired now, so I was driving a hand me down from my grandparents, to my parents to me, that got totalled my first weekend down here, now I "technically" have no vehicle :).
I can totally relate to how the teacher felt in the movie.