15 people you'll always find in a university library
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Ah, the university library: a microcosm of society, wherein you will find all that life can afford. Come join us... The lad watching Netflix He’s got his headphones in, and the sound of Walter White is just loud enough to be distracting. They’ve been here since lunchtime, Netflix Boy and Walter, and they show no signs of leaving even though the sun is about to set and the odd library helper people have started to emerge from between the shelves and clear away the day’s abandoned books. Surely they’d be more comfortable at home, on the sofa, Netflix Boy and Walter? Seriously, why are they still here? The 2-4 girls who just can’t stop giggling You’re well within your rights to tell them, passively aggressively or otherwise, to shut the fudge up. Optimum moment to do this is after one of them points out, in a stage whisper, that they’re “probably annoying and should be quiet.” Just agree with her. Enthusiastically. Everyone within fifty feet will thank you (silently.) The 3rd year who hasn’t left for 14 hours Their eyes are dead and so is their soul, and the 47 library books and 17 empty Red Bull cans surrounding them only serve as a testament to this. Don’t sit too close, but observe from afar in an Attenborough-esque curious fashion. Miss Studious. She’s got to work very, very hard – previous years have brought her to the sad conclusion that if she slacks off for even a couple of hours she’ll be on the 2.2 pile come June. And no one wants that. It is fear, now, that propels her. The one in sports clothes who’s just dropping in ...on his way back from football, via the gym. He is characterised by headphones, an expensive looking tracksuit and an overwhelming sense that he’s doing a service to the friends that he is briefly visiting in the four floor biology section. He’ll tell them his (and now their) plans for that night’s debauchery, and then swiftly leave. Don’t expect him to return any time soon. The fidgeter She just can’t concentrate – the library is way too quiet to do actual work in! How can you work here? Don’t you think it’s too quiet? No? She definitely needs music to concentrate, and - oh look, her flatmate needs her! Better skip off home then, for a cuppa and a chat, and then they can all do their work together – without distractions. The group that has forgotten that there’s soundproof room for that sort of thing Listen up: no one cares about your Apprentice-style marketing coursework, however important it is to you. Now, get back into the group project room where you belong.
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