By Anonymous - 05/04/2019 04:00
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If you’ve managed to get locked out of your room 50 separate times you definitely deserve it.
Christina W, do you really think that any student - by defn - who's well known for not having a lot of excess (ie, any) cash laying around - would voluntarily choose this method of wasting money - esp. when said student also loses a lot of time and effort having to get staff to re-open said door?! So much for your human compassion and empathy.... Be grateful that you don't have the same short-memory loss. It's most likely due to genetics or a car accident ie, something certainly not having been under OP's control previously either. Do unto others as you'd wish others would do unto you. Author's Edit: My apologies for going "overboard" earlier with CAPS & white-space. It's just too bad that OP learned only of this @ $1000 mark - not every $20 or $100 - so that she'd know that much sooner to hopefully implement an effective change to her routine.
You're right, there could be an underlying issue causing the short-term memory problems. But it's still on the OP to take responsibility and steps to work with that. Buy a lanyard, attach the key to their phone/wallet/purse, put a sticky note on their door saying "Do You Have Your Key?!" Most people with legit memory problems find ways to at least try to work with it. After 50 lost keys? That's all on them.
Haters be hatin', it looks like, but not willing to outright refute me. THAT takes courage, y'all! Author's Edit: MY BAD! MEA CULPA! Toned down my op, too.... Hempseed, thanks for asking! Feeling MUCH better now after venting. Lol Tho I doubt Christina will check this page again.... People sometimes seem to forget that ol' adage: Don't judge a person until after you've walked a mile (or 3!) in his/ hers shoes."
Mungo, you're right! MEA CULPA! I need to amend my avatar: Too Caring STILL for SOME of This Shit I just thought that people could be a little bit more understanding given that she has a severe short-term memory issue AND that she never knew/ quickly forgot/ easily overlooked when reading through housing contract - until said $1000 bill arrived - that each lockout costs $20. And yes, I removed all capitalization and excess whitespace, but changed no text.
If you are so forgetful that you lock yourself out 50 times, it's still your fault no matter what conditions you have. You can sympathize with someone's issue and still understand they aren't free of fault. I'm super forgetful as well. I'll stand up from my chair just to stand there and wonder what I stood up for, I forget things all the time, but I am working with phone reminders and by having everything important (keys, wallet, phone, etc.) tied to my pants with chains. If I lock myself out, I can only blame myself.
There is a way better solution to this than continuing to forget your keycard. Lie and say you lost the original? So that way you have 2? Get a lanyard with a card holder on it? Like this is sheer laziness
Damn, makes me happy I got my education in a country that doesn't see it necessary to bleed their student dry.