Friday, January 15, 2010

Golden Star Award - Spring 2010

Yep, it's that time of year again: registration! And as you may or may not know, after registration I hand out my Golden Star Award to students who have made a particularly troublesome, yet ridiculously entertaining, impact on my life. Past winners include the incompetent football player ("Um, I play football?") and the infamous "Limited Pants" girl ("Ohmygosh, did you get your pants from the Limited?!").

I am happy to announce this year's winner(s): Mr. & Mrs. "We-got-married-on-a-whim-but-thought-we-could-live-in-the-dorms-until-my-RA-found-out-and-reported-us-so-we-need-an-apartment-like-today." [Believe it or not, this is actually a different couple from the ones on "Early Marriage: A Rant Part II." It must be an epidemic.]

Here's the story:
I received a phone call from Student Development informing me that they have a couple who needed an apartment asap. One day over Christmas break this couple decided that they wanted to get married, so they went to the local courthouse and tied the knot. They figured they could save money (aka financial aid) if he continued to live in the dorm while she lived in an on-campus apartment. On move-in day, he showed off his shiny new wedding band to his RA who quickly informed him that married men aren't allowed to live in the dorms. Panic. Enter: me - Rental Property Manager slash marriage counselor.

I won't bore you with the nitty gritty details, but I basically had to explain everything to this couple including what I meant by "monthly rent," how a lease works, how to pay a utility bill, why they can't live in the dorm, etc. I still can't understand the need to get married so quickly - nor can I figure out why they thought living in a dorm while MARRIED was a good idea. Oh and did I mention that they're 18?

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. In-a-Rush; you are truly Golden Stars.


Jen S. said...

Just when I think there's no possible way that you'll ever be able to top a story, you go ahead and surprise me!
Kudos to you for having patience.

Christine said...

The question we're all really hoping you asked is this: How and when were they going to consummate the marriage with such living arrangements??

Seriously. The sex. It is important. It's probably why they got married in the first place.

thepianist86 said...

christine makes a good point - open dorms requires the door remain open.