Take a few and chill the hell out (badly titled, but I’m tired)

Don’t people realize what they look like? When you stand there and rant, complain, bitch, whatever you want to call it, don’t you understand you’re making yourself look like an incompetent moron in the public eye? Doesn’t it hit that no one takes you seriously?

You can’t spout hot air and expect those with common sense to utilize your knowledge.

Being spoiled does not immediately qualify you for a practice room. You’re not entitled, or above the rest of us. If the general populace has to wait five to ten minutes during rotation time for rooms, then by God, certain previously overindulged hotheads should have to suck it up as well.

If all is being done to open previously locked rooms, effective immediately, that should be satisfactory for the moment. In addition, the freshman rush will trickle down once this class learns that they will not be sent home for only putting in six hours as opposed to twenty. It’s already calmed significantly since the meeting last week, where practice room availability was discussed ad nauseum. There are actions being taken, but no swift solution.

But no, apparently it is Not Enough. Nothing can be done quickly enough to appease “the masses,” which, clearly, are breaking down the doors of Eastman to get rooms. That’s why students are rioting in the hallways and smashing pianos and screaming for more space.

Let’s be serious. Here, the music comes first. We’ve not all been previously privileged enough to assume that the practice rooms should clear when we stroll by. Most of us are musician enough and mature enough to sacrifice a little when it comes right down to it.

And let’s face it. Ten minutes in a day, to settle down, to sit down, to wait? Ten minutes to calm down and pause?

Too few of us take those moments. I’d suggest anyone really worked up about the issue to take a few and consider how much more effectively their time would be spent. Instead of complaining.

What a concept.

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3 responses

  1. I always find the same thing when writing a blog post – but almost never sit it in “draft”… and the result is usually a badly constructed mess of random thoughts, rather than a finely crafted piece of prose.

    Same goes for conversation, doesn’t it – some people keep the sound going all the time, with “umm” and “uuuu” – whereas others (remarkably few) just pause – and everybody waits for them, because their considered words are more valuable.

  2. I just realised I only answered a side issue of your blog post – the bit about taking time out to think :) Should have explained that… lol

  3. Don’t worry, I understood, haha. And yeah, it’s just an issue at my school: no one wants to wait. That’s fine, and I realize it can be frustrating, but sometimes just a few minutes to sit and take a breather are beneficial. It just makes me roll my eyes to think that instead of making the best of a wait, some students believe the better choice is wasting time and energy complaining.

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