I can’t be the only person in the world who has seen someone in a position of power come up with a solution to a problem and thought - ‘That’s stupid. I could fix that problem much better than you. Why do you have that job and not me? You are stupid’
Now compared to people that look at problems with world politics or taxes or city planning, my problems are a lot smaller than that. But in the words of Ronnie Barker in Porridge, “It’s all about scale”. And right now, my scale goes about as high as the Student Union.
In the Leeds Student newspaper today some wise oracle has suggested that the reason students get so stressed out in exam season isn’t anything to do with it being -ahem- exam season or that everyone’s deadlines are in the same week, but it’s because we’ve got nowhere to relax. Well, apart from our homes, the refectory, the 2 bars we have on campus, the countless cafés, the ‘lounge’ or the ‘treehouse’ (spaces which I’m pretty sure one would be able to relax in seeing as there are comfy chairs, pool tables, power sockets to charge your phones or laptops, vending machines etc). No, we need more places and more to the point one specifically for relaxing. Preferably one named The Relaxing Space.
So, the Union proposes to spend money converting an area into a relaxing space, rather than, oh I don’t know, not letting the Tap Dancing Society practise their tap dances right in the middle of The Lounge as they are doing in front of me right now. It’s very nice ladies keep it up. It’s not like some of us are trying to relax here. I’ll just wait until the Union has made a space specifically for me to relax in, right next door to this room, where your tap shoes will only feel like small drills in my brain rather than really really big ones.