Being a transfer student is new and exciting. There is a new place for you with new people to interact with. This however does not come without it's downsides. Being a transfer leads to a bunch of similar and annoying conversations with new people. However this does not make it not fun. Being a transfer is pretty cool but here are the five steps of almost every conversation I have had with a new person at school this week:
1) So you must be a freshman.
No actually I'm not I'm a sophomore. I just transferred here though. This is the worst of them all! I already lived a year as a freshman and now I have to basically do it all over again. Please just remember I am not a freshman.
2) Well I haven't seen you around before. How come I never saw you last year?
I just told you! I am a transfer! I didn't go here last year that would explain to you why you never saw me last year wouldn't it? Please continue to look somewhat confused as I explain this to you. It's really not annoying at all!
3) Why did you come here?
With an emphasis on the here. Thanks for making me question my choice. Well because I found it better than my last school that's why. I promise you and I am not going into detail of why I transferred and emotions and situations to a complete stranger. But really thank you for asking.
4) So where did you transfer from?
Utica College. Yes I know you probably have never heard of it. It's in the middle of nowhere. I will continue to explain about Utica until you finally understand that it is in upstate New York.
5) So where are you from then?
This is the least annoying of them all. Until I say Boston to another Massachusetts person. To out of state kids Boston or just north of Boston makes total sense because lets be real, who has heard of Woburn, Ma that isn't from Woburn? But of course Massachusetts people get very offended when I say Boston and then they ask "what part me too" and I continue to say just north in Woburn, because yes I know this but Woburn is in fact not Boston.