Two truths and a lie equals huge success
By Chandler Walter, Humour Editor
First year Douglas College student Frank Reshman was pleasantly surprised and a little overwhelmed during his first day of classes.
His Psychology 1100 professor, Jonathan Loque, had strategically incorporated a “getting to know your classmates” game into the beginning of his class, creating everlasting friendships out of what once were mere strangers.
“It was crazy,” Frank said during his lunch break, shortly after his first few classes. “We played two truths and a lie. My two truths were that I liked music and played sports, and my lie was that I didn’t love adventuring. I couldn’t believe how many other people also liked music!” In fact, it was only moments after his turn at the game that he was bombarded by Facebook friend requests, Twitter followers, and a few perfume-sprayed notes.
Unfortunately we could not get any more time with Frank, as one of his new girlfriends dragged him away to go to “some party,” so we caught up with a few of his classmates.
“That Frank, he’s such a hoot!” classmate Chad Roxton explained. “I hear he’s really good at sports. Hopefully I get assigned to be in a work group with him sometime this semester. I just knew his lie was that he didn’t love adventuring because he just seems like such an adventurer. I’m sure he’s got a great Instagram account. I’ll have to follow him ASAP.”
“Frank is such a cutie,” Sarah Banks told us. “It’s too bad Jessica asked him out first—he’s got such a great sense of humour. I love a guy that is into music, it just gives him such depth, you know?” Evidently, the orientation game also worked out well for Sarah, as she had recently made plans to get matching anchor tattoos with a few of her new BFFLs.
We discussed the reasoning behind the game with Professor Loque.
“Well, all of these kids are scared shitless to be here. They will literally cling onto any sort of relevance they have with anyone else, and this game gives each of them a chance to create those pseudo-friends. Eventually they will settle in and find people who actually share similar, deeper interest with them, but until then, it is nice for them to have someone to go sit in the cafeteria with rather looking like a total Steven Glansburg […] and it’s great because it takes up time during the first day, so I don’t actually have to do anything. I’m still pretty hungover from summer.”