Site Columns By Caillan
October 29, 2002 - 11:07 AM

Hello World!

Having survived the annual paper wasting drive (otherwise known as student elections), I was rather prone to running away when a lady tried to thrust something into my hand as I walked across the bridge into the city last week.

In the case of student elections, I am one of those people who couldn't be more apathetic. I pay my union fees because I have to and try and run away from the campaigners when they try to stuff multi-coloured leaflets into my hands while getting off the bus, going into the refec, library, etc...

This year I adopted the 'smile and wave' strategy. This entails taking their leaflets whenever the budding politicians approach (and from the bus to the Classics department, there were usually about 4 different parties represented), smiling nicely and then walking on. And if you're approached by anyone else from the same party you just wave their coloured leaflets around and they leave you alone.

Still, by the end of election week I was getting rather sick of getting all these pieces of paper. I only read one, and since it was about parking and I don't drive, I wasn't inclined to read any others.

Anyway, when I was met by the lady on the bridge, my first instinct was to run away. Fortunately, I didn't, because she was actually handing out bags of yoghurt. And very yummy yoghurt it was too - Vaalia vanilla custard yoghurt. Maybe the student politicians should start giving out food instead of leaflets - they'd attract apathetic voters like me who are always willing to receive free food, and save several rainforests in the process.

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