January 23, 2004
And, If You’ll Look To Your Left…
I’m going to be a tour guide at Mudd.
There are lots of reasons I decided to do the job, but if I had to narrow it down to just one, I’d have to say that it was the burritos.
Tommy, who organizes the tourguides–not that we’re that organized. From what I understand, the entire training process amounts to: 1. Get people to write down their schedules and 2. Hand out the tourguide guide, a massive four page tome of all the information we would ever need to know, except that they didn’t have enough, so I didn’t get one–but Tommy, he advertised that you could come and have burritos from Chipotle and listen to them talk about being a tourguide. I thought that that was just a swell idea.
And, then, over the next few days, I started thinking that maybe, just maybe, this could be an opportunity for more than just a free burrito; It turns out that we get free T-shirts too.
So, the next time you see a group of people wandering aimlessly around campus following a guy saying something like: “And over here is the Physics building. Or maybe this is Chemistry. Shit. You know, it’s been like three years since I actually had a class here. Uh… any questions?” stop and say “hi.”