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Originally posted on my old DeviantArt.  Creative commons license, no commercial use or modifications.

A Condensed Version of College

When they met on Topless Tequila Tuesday, he asked if she wanted to be his beer pong partner.  She smiled and said sure, but she had to go soon to study for an exam the next morning.  He said that was cool; he himself had taken extra precaution to not schedule any classes before noon.  She was in the pre-med program and he was studying business.

They both eventually graduated.

She was accepted to a third-rate med school.  But after learning that a three-year residency was practically indentured servitude, she moved back in with her parents and made a decent living wage bartending.

He tried some entrepreneurial endeavors, like managing a regional high-end knife chain.  But after realizing that these businesses were modified pyramid schemes, he got a job at his dad’s company selling life insurance.

But on that Tuesday night, they weren’t thinking about their long-term futures.  He was wondering if his roommate wanted her too, and she was wondering if her roommate would approve of him.  As they stood in their underwear, throwing ping-pong balls across a table into cups 1/3 full of Heineken, responsibility seemed so far away.