The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 53
By , Staff Reporter
Published: October 10 2012
If you are a fan of Supernatural on TV, like I am, then I’m sure you have heard the word “eejit” used by that character, Bobby Singer. If you don’t recognize it, “eejit” is a Scottish and Irish slang word that means idiot.
As humans, we do things that make us look like eejits, because sometimes we are. We go through life trying to impress our friends, our boss, our significant others and other people in our lives. But this is just because our brain is wired that way. We are social mammals and we need people in our lives– we can’t live alone. Instead of just talking to someone and introducing ourselves, we have to make it a little more interesting to make people remember us.
I talked to a few students on campus about what were some things they saw or maybe have done that made them or others look or feel like eejits.
In the rain, there are many things that sometimes make us feel like eejits or look like them. In Washington, we mostly get mist instead of heavy rain. As women, we work on being beautiful or at least presentable to the outside world, so some of us work hard on our hair. Without realizing that we sometimes don’t know how Washington weather will react, we do our hair anyways, even though the weather might not stay the way we wanted it to. In the end, “we worked hard for nothing,” sophomore Shaelee Haglund said.
Wearing sandals in the rain is an eejit move, but even worse than that is wearing sandals with socks in the rain. It’s wet outside, people, your feet will get wet. Once your feet are wet, they get cold, and then you have to deal with sogginess. This obviousness makes you an eejit. Some people do this to have their shoes match their outfit and others maybe because they felt life in it. But if you really want to wear sandals in the rain, then just don’t complain about how cold your feet are.
It’s not just what we do in the rain that makes us eejits. It could be anything, really, from licking a pole, to trying to catch a squirrel, to being angry about lame things. Jumping from the top of the stairs that have more than four steps and knowing deep down that you’re not going to make it is another eejit move because you risk broken bones and stitches. Our body and our brain are trying to keep us from getting hurt and, instead of listening, we do that dangerous stunt to feel that thrill or to just feel awesome.
Junior AJ Stone thinks that people attending SPU and being angry that it’s a dry campus are eejits. Our campus is dry because we are a respectable school, and students under the age of 21 cannot drink.
I’m not saying you’re stupid if you do these or other things that make you seem like an eejit, if I were, I would be calling myself stupid, too. Being an eejit around people or even in our homes by ourselves is natural. We are awkward, and there’s nothing to do about it. As we grow, we will still do all sorts of things that could declare us being an eejit. But just remember that everyone else is as well, not just you.
This is not meant to be a rant. I can admit that I am an eejit and maybe more than others sometimes. I have run into a screen door, I have embarrassed myself in front of a cute guy and I have also chased a squirrel for fun.
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