November 19, 2012 in Kaitlyn's Posts
Sometimes being a commuter student has its downsides. Some minor issues I come across include transportation issues (because I have to get to school somehow) or inconveniences, like killing time on campus.
So, every once in awhile on Twitter, you’ll see me post something with the hashtag #commuterproblems. And those tweets usually look like this…
Can’t get anywhere without safe tires, right? At times, I come across car issues–like this weekend when I had to replace all my tires because they were wearing away. Luckily, I didn’t have this problem during the week at school, so I had time to fix it on Saturday. But it can be a pain to be without a car, even if it’s just for a day.
Then there are different kinds of issues, like finding a place to change clothes on campus. On this particular day, I had to bring gym clothes for weight training class, a business casual outfit for an important meeting, and comfy clothes just so I wouldn’t have to sit through my night class in nice clothes.
And it turns out that it’s not just me who experiences these #commuterproblems, but others as well. I can relate to a couple of these tweeters below:
Well, maybe I don’t nap in the hallways, but it is tempting. I’m glad Drury has the commuter lounge for students to kill time, however.
It won’t be long until I’ll have to do that myself. Oh, Missouri weather…
Anyway, enough with my complaining. I do benefit from commuting to campus every day as well, and I’ll highlight some of those benefits in a future post. But for now…
Commuters–whether you’re a student, a staff member, or faculty member–what kinds of problems do you come across while you’re on the go?