Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hierarchy of Needs

Yesterday I spent much of my morning at the medical clinic at the UofC, getting some immunizations. I brought along an article with the intent of studying while I waited but ended up people watching the whole time.

At one point, a cute little first-year wandered in. She looked fairly ill with her hair swept up into a really messy pony tail and outfitted in her pajamas and a hoodie. She wasn't wearing shoes but cushy slippers, which led me to believe that she must have walked from rez to the clinic through the underground tunnels. However, what made me smile was when I noticed that despite not being well enough to put on shoes, sickly first-year had taken the time to apply eye make-up.

6 comments:

Paige said...

That always boggled me about university students. They'll wear poop-stained sweats but have perfectly manicured faces and hair. What a strange breed we are...

Hope your shots went well!

Avey said...

Hey! I'm just breaking my eye makeup addiction!

Dave said...

poop stained sweats??? wow, the U has gone downhill since my days. I remember going to my final exams with 'walking pneumonia' (the doctors definition, not mine). I was the only person in the exam room who didn't have anyone sitting on either side of me! Ha, I must have looked half dead!

Sarah said...

You know you have been reading too much Maslow when your blog gets titled...

Paige said...

Okay, maybe poop-stained sweats is a bit of hyperbole, but to me if you're wearing pajamas in public, what difference does it make if they're dirty???

Kater said...

I underwent a similar experience here at UVic recently... so true!! But then, maybe as we get older the only thing that changes is us out of our sweatpants...makeup still intact?? Love your blog.

 
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