Officer, someone puked in the fishtank
Mabel has tears running down her face from laughing so hard. She has a wicked sense of humor. I take credit for most of that.
It was reported that a sorority at Wash U reserved the City Museum for their spring formal. Some girls arrived at the start of the formal already drunk. CALL THE MEDIA. Mabel started laughing so hard, not because the girls were drunk, not because they puked and passed out in front of a Girl Scout troop, but because it was news in St. Louis. She said that this would not even be a blip in Columbia. The fact that the news is shocked that underage girls were drinking or that they were already drunk by 8 o'clock cracks her up. She figures the news reporters needed a spot to fill. To top it off, the student newspaper on Wash U's campus has been disappearing with this story as the lead article. Who could be stealing the stack of papers throughout campus? CALL THE POLICE. They did! Mabel continues to laugh hysterically. I bet that edition of the student paper is now a collectors' item. I don't think this would be news in a college town.
She did remark that there is no place like City Museum in Columbia. "We just rent Peachtree, which is a big room with carpet that absorbs puke." Big buses pick up Greek kids to go to their parties and formals, and, apparently, there is plenty of puking and even peeing on the buses while they are driving down the HIGHWAY. The peeing takes place in beer bottles, but when the bottles are full, the peeing must be done out the window which is a real feat while standing up in a moving bus. Now that's talent! And I thought my kid was going to college for an education.
She is telling me stories of places her sorority has been kicked out. They aren't allowed to go back to the retirement home that they rented for a formal because the girls stole centerpieces. (She claims it's always been the dates, but in the end, the girls are responsible for their behavior!) And they're not welcome back at the country club in town because some girl's date put fireworks in the toilet. Can you imagine what happens when a puke-filled toilet explodes? But neither of these incidents made the news. In a town where journalism reigns supreme, they know what is a news story and what isn't.