Readers, let me give it to you straight: I am writing this article to you from Lau 2 at 5:30 a.m., ending an all-nighter preparing for my looming finals that started at 7 p.m. yesterday. I don’t know where the time went. I don’t know how I managed to survive on only vending machine Fritos and hours-old coffee. I’ve been in Lau for so long that I don’t even know if the sun set last night. All I know is that I’ve been in Lau for too long.
So now, I am sharing with you the telltale signs of Laungevity, the long duration of time spent in Lau, so you can avoid it for your sake. Here’s how you’ll know:
Every. Single. Person. Is. Gone.
Yet someone is vacuuming (and it makes your head feel like it’s exploding).
But eventually, even the workers go home. Then, all you see is cubicle after ominous cubicle.
Then, Lau stops being a library.
You start feeling all sorts of weird emotions.
Finally, common sense (and the clock) tell you that you have to leave.
Then you step outside … and even though you’re cold, exhausted, miserable and borderline delusional, you feel like this:
Good luck on your finals, Hoyas, but please be wary. Avoid Laungevity at all costs!
Photos/Gifs: Matt Sullivan for The Hoya, Tumblr, Blog.Visual.ly, Wikipedia