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dorm woes Aug. 4th, 2004 @ 10:53 pm Next Entry
ok, i'll start with one of my horror stories living in a university dorm.
the mens dorm was a 7 story tower, tallest building on campus. i was living on the 5th floor at the time. apparently our floor was having some problems with clothes disappearing out of the laundry room. one morning i was taking a shower (community shower/rest room) and left my clothes on a bench in the little changing area. it was just a pair of jeans, boxer briefs, black t-shirt, and a towel. well, in the middle of my shower this guy starts yelling, cursing, and bitching. i didn't think anything of it until i realized he was talking to me! he started accusing me of stealing his clothes. i didn't know what to think! not much i could do about it naked in the shower with shampoo in my hair. i asked him what his problem was. he said that the jeans i left on the bench were his and he would fuck me up if he found anymore of his clothes on me. and he stormed out. i didn't know him. i knew his face from campus. he was just some guy who lived on the same floor as me. i guess he thought he was the only person in the world that owned a pair of 34x32 guess jeans.

long story short, my roommate and i left the dorm for the weekend. when i came back my dvds, cds, portable cd player& headphones, N64&games, and a cup of quarters were gone. obviously stolen. thats a lot of stuff to just disappear! i had about 30 dvds and a notebook full of cds (about 300). There was no sign of break in. Some one had to have had a key. Who has keys to dorm rooms? The deans and R.A.s! My floor R.A. was a nice guy so i didn't know what to think. I recall seeing 'mr. jeanless' hanging out with the R.A. a couple times. so i assumed they were friends.
there was a lot more stuff in my room that could have been stolen. My computer, surround sound system, tv, my roommates laptop, printer, boombox, clothes,etc... but then i realized they only took the smaller easier 'grab and go' items (closest the the door). and none of my roommates stuff was taken either. but i know my roommate wouldn't take my stuff, so i ruled him out.

in the end my main suspects were the jeans guy and an R.A. i reported the incident to the dean, and he reported it to the office for residential life. the office called me and basically said, "i'm sorry this happened". that was it! no campus police or investigation... NOTHING! so what did i stand to lose? well lets do the math...


  • dvds $18 x 30

  • cds $15 x 300

  • cd player $80

  • N64/games $250

  • $40 in quarters



thats a big chunk of change! needless to say i am no longer attending that university, nor do i recommend their campus housing program. this all happened back in early 2002. to this day the university has said/done nothing more about it. sound lawsuit worthy to you? ha!
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From:kissmymouth
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC)
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why didn't you lock your door?
From:iamthedean
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC)
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my door was locked, as always. that is why i suspect the R.A. because someone had to have used a key to get in.
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From:lunacava
Date:August 7th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
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That really sucks. RAs can be shady sometimes, but I never thought they'd try anything like that. My ex's RA in NYC was friends with him, and she let him have access to his room over winter break so he could have guests stay in there (as his room was really small). When I got locked out and he was at work he told me to just find her ring of keys and use it on his door, and I found it sitting right on her bookshelf. Not very secure...so I sometimes doubt how careful RA's are with their master keys...
From:iamthedean
Date:August 7th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
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yea, that is one scenario i've contemplated over. it wouldn't surprise me if there was a phantom master key floating around. heck even in high school, there was always somebody who knew somebody that had a key to somewhere on campus.
From:ex_reflecti394
Date:August 9th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
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damn. i've had some roommate trouble (missing food, toilet paper, etc.) but nothing that major. i'm sorry about that, although i know it can't really do anything to help :) it's definitely possible for the RA to do it.. one summer an RA keyed into my room after i had left for the weekend but had ran back to grab my laptop, and was like "I didn't know you were still here." he gave me a bogus story about how he was checking my fire alarm. ra's can be shady.
From:iamthedean
Date:August 10th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
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sad, but true. not to completely degrade R.A.s though. they can be awesome people as well. two of my 11 roommates were origionally R.A.s in the dorm... before we moved out and got our own place. they were kick ass guys
From:djslikk
Date:August 13th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
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what college was this?
From:iamthedean
Date:August 15th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC)
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La Sierra University, Riverside Southern Califorina
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From:caefus
Date:September 11th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
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As a former RA, I can confirm the basic retardedness of some of my fellow co-workers. But there could be many different factors, e.g.: roommate left the door unlocked, door lock was a piece of hud, the last occupant made a duplicate of the key (or the previous year's RA did an improper check out, leaving the key in his/her possession), while taking an emergency shit break you left the door unlocked for a few minutes. Anyhow, it's sucks ass. Most residence halls have insurance on that sort of thing -- you should talk with not just the dean (I'm not sure how your school works, etc.) but the residence hall director, they're usually more concerned with the image of the halls since they have to manage it. And totally, if it was a security breach on the part of the RA and you have proof, sue the hell out of them. Good luck.
From:bt7virgo
Date:October 6th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)

wow that really sux!

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I can't believe that happened let alone,nothing was done about it. Was that here at mason?
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From:gbtusa_01
Date:January 17th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)

wow

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That is soooooooo shady and mysterious. Things like that should only happen in fiction for the suspense and mystery purposes.
Um........something about your post kind of.....well...........created a strange torrid feeling deep inside me.
The image of you being griped out while you are so small and defensless, and naked in the shower..........it turns me on.
And not to mention that you wear boxer briefs! Sexy!
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