Lauren Masters found herself taking out her headphones for the third time when an acquaintance in her REL 130 class took it upon herself to maintain a completely banal conversation.

Masters entered the conversation as an attempt to uphold the speaking tradition, exchanged the necessary platitudes, and, when noticing the conversation dying, eagerly went back to her episode of Grey’s Anatomy. However, she was not going to be let off so easily, no sir. Just as Master’s had clicked play, whats-her-name’s mouth started moving again.

With a sigh and a tap of her space bar, Master’s took out her earbud, plastered on a tired smile and continued chatting for what would seem like hours. –Daisy Kelly ‘18