Overheard: How Not to Introduce Yourself

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Overheard in Hartley:

Awkward Freshman #1: Hey, I really like your shirt.  MIA’s awesome.

Awkward Freshman #2: Hey thanks!  You know, it’s crazy how many people know her here, I didn’t expect it.

Awkward Freshman #1: Yeah, well she’s pretty big in Paris, so…

Welcome to the LLC, where you’ll find out that you’re not so special after all.

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  1. Vomit  

    I'm so glad I'm not a freshman tool anymore.

  2. really?  

    i love you bwog, but did this really warrant a post? freshmen introductions are already awkward enough, without having people read about it...

  3. clg  

    i consider my freshman self a different creature.

  4. huh  

    I don't get it. Please explain

  5. hmmm  

    LLC? Welcome to COLUMBIA, where you'll find out that you're not so special after all

  6. yeah  

    First of all, MIA is REALLY popular. No one should be surprised that "a lot of people know her here." Second, her big-ness in Paris has no logical relation to her popularity at Columbia. That is the joke.

  7. frosh 1

    is right though. mia is huge in paris. i was at some non descript curry place and the owner's 8-year-old daughter had "jimmy" as her ring-tone. and i dont even know how to get ring-tones, fml

  8. uhh  

    sounds like normal non-awkward conversation to me

  9. maybe  

    Perhaps fresh #1 is from Paris, in which case his/her knowing of MIA isn't particularly noteworthy. Not a douchey reference either, unless you consider it douchey to reference the city that you're from.

  10. Martin  

    Hello everybody, this is the actual freshman #1 speaking. I'd like to clarify a couple things:
    1. Je viens de Paris.
    2. Je parlais à un ami, donc ce n'était pas une introduction "awkward."
    3. La conversation n'était pas telle qu'elle est présentée.
    4. If you don't get that, maybe you should consider that my reference to Paris is legit: I'm French.

  11. yeah

    That's why the call French "the language of copyrights"

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