12 Gear Grinding Grievances Every UM Student has Encountered.

In the valley of Missoula there sits a school so courageous and undaunted that they could utter one earth-shattering phrase.. one phrase so revolutionary it is said to have been the start of the Revolutionary War itself.  The students of the UNIVERSity of Montana have spoken and they will not be silenced.  They have come to answer the age old question:

YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS?

grinds my gears

12. GROUP ADVISING is the worst idea IN THE WORLD” -Emma B.

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we feel ya Emma, we really do.  *tips hat

11.  THE DISTURBING SHORTAGE of British and/or Australian dudes at UM.  -Maddie C.

10. I BLAME THE SQUIRRELS. They’re always conspiring, PLOTTING EVIL ACTS. I heard the lockdown this winter was a COVER UP keeping us from realizing they had snatched up some sort of acorn EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. That’s probably the worst thing about UM in my opinion.   -Gavin H.

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You know what really grinds my gears? 

9.  The other day I BROUGHT SOUP for lunch ASSUMING THERE WERE MICROWAVES in the UC and there WEREN’T.  So I was forced to eat COLD SOUP for lunch.  -Nora R.

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The drama, the intrigue… the horror!  Ps. Nora, look downstairs in the market you might spot one. 

8. The university is considering cutting it’s East Asian studies minor when Montana State just added an EAS major. – Kelsie C.

Oh no! we may have to rely on MSU to order us our favorite Pad-Nam-Prig-Pao from Sa-Wad-Dee next year…

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7.  Without fail, while on campus there will NEVER BE PEACE between the cyclists and the idle amblers.  This friction causes me extreme anxiety.  The cyclists go at ludicrous speeds and refuse to announce themselves.  The walkers are unpredictable and erratic— insistent upon weaving from left to right to span the entire width of the sidewalk, when approaching a flock of those who travel by foot they are adamant about walking four abreast.

Dearest pedestrians, calm the fuck down.  

Dearest Cyclists, announce yo self! 

       Example dialogue between commuters:

      Pedestrian: Who goes there? I’m going stay the course and not make any sudden movements.

      Cyclist: Well ahoy! I’m going to ride around you at a reasonable speed on the port side! 

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You know what really grinds my gears? 

6. The people who only go to the library during FINALS WEEK.  Actually to add on that, the people who watch porn in the library and think no one is watching… Just because you’re in in the basement doesn’t mean it’s appropriate. -James B.

Two out of the three of these guys were looking at porn. No joke. See those tightly crossed legs?
Two out of the three of these guys were looking at porn. No joke. See those tightly crossed legs?

5. How are we supposed to learn about digital marketing if we don’t have internet in our classroom.  Also I agree with Gavin, those squirrels are up to no good.    – Jimbo J.

People always doubt Montanan’s have things like running water and electricity… Let’s prove them wrong.

4. “The LA building is a DREADFUL place in and of itself, but the most frustrating part is why would you put an elevator in the building if i’m not allowed to use it? Just to tease me?” -Lane H.

The answer in short: Yes.  Just to tease you.  You and only you, Lane.

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You know what really grinds my gears? 

3. How about the fact that the sidewalks get more water than the grass?

y u no meme grass

University Y U NO FIX THIS?????

2.  The “EYES ONLY” sign placed in the UC Jungle.  Actually the jungle itself.  Why? Just Why? -Natasha L.

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Signs are put up for a reason, someone’s got to tell us who tried to swing across the UC like Tarzan. 

1. Overzealous parking enforcement.  “Oh, you’ve been in that quick stop for twenty five minutes… $25 ticket and LIFE IN PRISON.   We’re also taking your family in for questioning.  One more infraction and it’ll cost you your first born.”

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See what Grinds Peter’s Gears: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears? 

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