The Good Samaritan – BE ONE! | Freshman Chronicles
Adjusting to Syracuse hasn’t been difficult at all, but the one thing that really irritates me in terms of the party scene is transportation – specifically the bus routes. One of my best friends lives on South and unless he’s there to direct me, I a lways seem to get totally lost trying to find the right apartment. This weekend, I was at South for a now-weekly party with said friend and a bunch of other really cool people, most who I’d met previously. The actual party was great, but once 2 am rolled around, I realized I had no idea how I was getting back…and I was piss drunk, AND so was my friend. I didn’t want to invite myself to spend the night at his place [although, I'm pretty sure that, in my drunken state, I did end up asking...] but I didn’t have the money for a cab nor the coherence to navigate the bus system. It was at this moment that one of the girls I’d been talking to offered me a ride home, saying that I wasn’t out of the way at all. I gratefully accepted her offer and she drove me back to my dorm, thanking her the entire ride home.
As a newcomer to campus, even if I did spend the summer here, it can be difficult for a freshman to learn the do’s and donts of partying. However, it’s people like this girl who offered me a ride home that make the transition that much easier. Moral of the story: next time you’re at a party [or in class, or hanging on the quad, or anywhere, really], do that good deed for someone who looks like they could use it. Even the smallest things never go unnoticed: filling up someone’s up at the keg, telling someone they dropped their ID, helping clear off some excess trash from the counters, etc. I definitely feel that once I have my car on campus, I owe it to a freshman to give them a safe ride home.