Man on the Quad 2/13/18

 

We here at The Settler have one goal: to let the student’s voice be heard. So we’re beginning a new segment called Man on the Quad to get students’ opinions, thoughts, and ideas. This week we asked students about some of the weirder things they’ve seen on campus. Here are their responses. You can send your question ideas for this segment to aperham1@volstate.edu.

You told us your craziest Valentine’s Day stories:

It was Valentine’s Day, and I had been asked to have dinner with a guy I had just recently begun seeing. We had only been around each other a handful of times and never alone. He took me to Logan’s Roadhouse to eat because all the restaurants were packed, and we were poor 20-year-olds. I got up to go to the restroom, and I slipped on the peanut shells and bust the floor wide open. Instead of immediately getting up like most humans, I lay there for a good five minutes laughing. I realized he was not laughing. Needless to say, that was our last date. – L

When I was in 5th grade, there was a boy in my neighborhood who had a huge crush on me. On Valentines Day, he brought a box of chocolates and flowers to my house when I was in the shower. My older sister thought it would be funny to tell him I was pooping. My mom was laughing too hard to take up for me, and he waited at my front door until I was done in the shower. I was so embarrassed I said thanks and shut the door. – P

One time I had a boyfriend, and he literally got me a toy car for Valentine’s Day. No chocolates, nothing else, just a toy car. And his reasoning was because my car was a piece of crap, and he wanted to get me a new one. We’re not together anymore. – C

I got like this singing valentine one year, and it was from my boyfriend freshman year. And it was supposed to be cute, but it was also his way of breaking up with me, tied to one of the little roses I got. – J

So I’ve actually never had a valentine, but last year my girlfriend broke up with me a couple of days before Valentine’s Day. I was so excited to have my first valentine then she was like bye – N

In first grade, my parents and grandmother set me up with this other little girl because they knew their parents, and I remember being back behind where we’d put bags up and what not. Because it’s in first grade, so everything’s just kind of awkward, and I handed it [the valentine] over because I didn’t want anyone else to see because the other kids would make fun of me “eww you got cooties” – C

My first Valentines with my boyfriend was on campus. He tried to deliver them to me in one of my classes. I was so embarrassed I pretended like I didn’t know who he was. -R

My first Valentines with my boyfriend, he didn’t get me anything. He gave me something a few days later, and I asked him why. He said, “Everything was on sale, and I could buy you the big stuffed bear.” -H