Jul 21 2008
College is clearly one of, if not the best time in one’s life. And if you had the chance to join a fraternity, at least for me, it clearly accentuated that life to a very large extent.
Assuming you take out the homo erotic tendencies and relative abuse factor, I can honestly say (without sounding too corny) that joining a fraternity was one of the best decisions I ever made.
And here are ten reasons why…
Other than Halloween, how often do girls really get an excuse to dress slutty? It’s your
“Pimps and Hoes” affairs and the “Cowboy Christmas’s” of the world that get the ladies to whip out the skimpy costumes.
Want to relive those high school glory days? If you had some skills before college but not quite enough to join the collegiate ranks, then be the star of your fraternity softball team. It’s the way to go. Oh yeah, and it brings about a great sense of unity!
Rivalries with Other Fraternities
We got into a fight with another fraternity on a weekly basis. And while I’m a lover and not a fighter, when I look back at those days it was simply….awesome. Our pledge football game against a rival frat was one of the most historic college days of all time. That and when 10 of us went to jail one night due to a street fight. That really only happens in college.
Having a Caretaker
I don’t like to use the word “janitor” here because Mr. Robertson was a hell of a lot more than a janitor. He was one of us. And the man went out of his way to make sure we lived in a clean place. Probably my favorite guy in the whole house (including my friends).
There was a 2 month span where I think at least 4 hours out of each and every day were spent in the fraternity house playing Mario Kart or NBA Live. The battles were epic.
You don’t learn more about or develop your skills better in any drinking game than when you’re in a fraternity. It’s just that simple.
Sure I got my ass kicked. And sure I lost sleep. And despite pledging being one of the hardest times in my life, I’ll never forget it. Not only that, it was great, even the bad times. On the flip side it was fun making pledges grab me a sandwich at 2AM.
Nothing says Spring Break like going with your fraternity brothers. Nothing says homo like 12 of you all wearing your letters on a beach in Cancun. And yet nothing beats that. You can only pull that off in college.
Want to get totally hammered, dress nice, and spend the weekend with me? Amazing.
I was little sister chair my sophomore year and I tell ya, some of the things a freshmen will do just to be your little sister (which absolutely means nothing)….priceless.
And overall? Just having your boys around all the time. There was never a time in college where I wasn’t able to find someone to hang out with. That is definitely what I miss most. Everyone was always there…always.
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