Last night a local target had a sale for UCLA students from 11pm to 2 am. Yeah, that's right - 11 pm to 2 am NOT 11am to 2pm. They ran shuttle buses and THEY WERE PACKED! My middle aged reaction is ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Who wants to go to Target at midnight??? I have to work up to it on a Saturday afternoon.
Anyway, three of our first year students wanted to go - with the expectation that they would be back by midnight. Because the buses were so packed they were delayed - leaving the RA on duty pulling her hair out and wanting to go to sleep. They finally made it back after 1:00 am.
These are the things that can drive us crazy, AND they are the things that can define the college experience for students.