“Ridiculous” is my new favorite word. With it nailed in my head, I really have no other option but to embrace its, well, ridiculousness.
Whenever I walk by someone talking about the silliest thing I think, “That’s ridiculous.” I find the simplest of things are ridiculous. For instance, paying the parking meter is a headache, a nuisance, and yeah, you got it: it’s a straight shot into ridiculous realm. But my question is: Why do we have to pay for parking when students are already investing so much money for their education?
Questions like these seem meaningless, but it sparks my curiosity. So as a result, I went out to shoot things that revolve around different interpretations of the word “ridiculous.”
Let me begin, have you ever walked behind the Memorial Union (MU) and found a bunch of bike racks? The first time I actually saw this vast land of bike racks my reaction was, “Whoa, that’s ridiculous!” Seriously, no, joke. Students should take advantage of the vacant bike racks on campus.
Secondly, the people who advertise things on the path to the MU always bombard students with papers, treats, and even (maybe) lectures. I have encountered all these, and personally, I find it amusing. Particularly, when students preach about God because listening to other perspectives can be eye opening, sometimes. In this situation, ridiculous comes more in a term of outlandish, but in a good way.
Third, being in a very large lecture class, I find it is rather funny to see people on Facebook more often than paying attention to the professor (but who knows, maybe the student really is listening). My point is, I think being on Facebook during class is ridiculous, but it’s okay because, honestly, who isn’t on Facebook?
Everyday surprises me. I say “ridiculous” more times in my head than any other words, and until I find my new favorite word, I am sticking to “ridiculous.”
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