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lovespink88 08-26-2009 04:51 PM

So, although rush hasn't started, I had a weird moment during practice rush! I'm not sure if other schools do this, but during work week, there's a designated day where two chapters will send 40 girls each to one house to be the "PNMs" for a round while the other chapter gets a real practice. It was our turn to practice first invite, which is our skit/sisterhood round. I was really nervous cause this was the first time I was going to be doing anything like this. The party actually went really well! But I had a strange comment when I was walking my PNM out...In our skit, there's a "commercial break" and one of this sisters does a really funny impression of the Shamwow guy. When I picked up my PNM after the skit was over, I asked her if she liked it. She said, "Yeah! and actually I LOVE Shamwows! My hairs just so thick, and I shed alot, especially after I shower, so my mom makes me use one to dry my hair. It really helps, there's a lot less hair around the house!"

What the hell??

court4short 08-27-2009 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by lovespink88 (Post 1840049)
So, although rush hasn't started, I had a weird moment during practice rush! I'm not sure if other schools do this, but during work week, there's a designated day where two chapters will send 40 girls each to one house to be the "PNMs" for a round while the other chapter gets a real practice. It was our turn to practice first invite, which is our skit/sisterhood round. I was really nervous cause this was the first time I was going to be doing anything like this. The party actually went really well! But I had a strange comment when I was walking my PNM out...In our skit, there's a "commercial break" and one of this sisters does a really funny impression of the Shamwow guy. When I picked up my PNM after the skit was over, I asked her if she liked it. She said, "Yeah! and actually I LOVE Shamwows! My hairs just so thick, and I shed alot, especially after I shower, so my mom makes me use one to dry my hair. It really helps, there's a lot less hair around the house!"

What the hell??


Lmao. That's a little strange. I've heard that the Shamwow tends to dye things orange ... so she should be careful :p

But that's a cute idea with the commercial break!

Kappamd 08-27-2009 02:46 PM

I haven't read this thread in a while.....always cracks me up.

I have refrained from posting this story for a while, but I'll go ahead now. A few semesters ago we had a girl come through COB.....she was pretty tomboyish, which was fine, until she told our president that she was actually going through the process of having a sex change to become a guy. Even better, she said that if she had been allowed by the IFC, she would have rushed a fraternity! Needless to say, she made a lot of girls feel really uncomfortable and wasn't given a bid, although she continued to show up to EVERY COB event that semester and the next.

AnotherKD 08-27-2009 02:46 PM

This was from a long time ago (think just over 10 years) but I pledged fall of my freshman year. We did a spring rush that year and someone I knew from my first semester in the freshman dorm was rushing my house. We weren't roommates or anything- we just lived on the same floor and didn't hang out. I didn't get a chance to see her one night during rush until she was leaving, at which point she looked around (she was right by our exit), was PICKING HER NOSE, and smeared it on the wall as she walked out. I was not the only one that saw. In fact, people gave me crap about it because she made it known that she knew me. Needless to say, she did not get a bid from us. I thought she did that as maybe an act of showing she didn't like us? Turns out she called me after bids were given out, in tears, asking me why she didn't get in our house. Crazy girl. (Note: she did end up in another sorority, though. She must have left their walls alone.)

pbear19 08-28-2009 12:26 AM

I volunteered at a recruitment workshop tonight along with several other alumnae, and I was really tempted to take some inspiration from this thread for some of my characters. ;) I wasn't quite that mean, but I'd say collectively we hit most of the finer points of the crazy people represented in this thread.

This is one of those threads you just want to read over again every year or two, it never gets old!

Psi U MC Vito 09-02-2009 12:16 AM

There is this one kid at my school who was very well known to the NIC greeks. He was one of those guys who loved partying, drinking, doing drugs and the whole nine. So he ended up rushing every single NIC fraternity on campus trying to get a bid, even though he didn't even go to school here. He ended up getting dropped twice and banned from at least one house, but that didn't stop him. He ended up making a gang and modeling it off of a fraternity, with a grip and all. It get better though. He somehow learned the grip of one of the fraternities and would go around giving it to all of the brothers. Everybody hates this kid.

Fallen_Angel 09-03-2009 01:35 PM

During my first formal recruitment as an active I was chatting with some PNMs who had been my frosh (I had been a group facilitator for orientation) and one of the girls apparently forgot I was also in the sorority she was trying to rush and started talking about what she had done on the Sunday of Frosh week.

Sidenote: As a frosh facilitator you sign a contract agreeing not to abuse yoru position as a facilitator with the new students. AKA no hooking up with frosh during frosh week. Sunday is the official end of Frosh week and the day when contracts no longer apply, needless to say this means lots of frosh hooking up with facilitators in the bar where the after frosh party is. Not appropriate to talk about at a recruitment party!

As if that wasn't bad enough she proceeded to start naming names of facilitators who had "signed her arm" (guys sign the arm bands of girls they make out with on Sunday, it's a weird tradition) that she knew where in fraternities (and who also had some girlfriends among my sisters). Needless to say she did not get a bid to my chapter.

Ynyc 09-07-2009 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Kappamd (Post 1840385)
I haven't read this thread in a while.....always cracks me up.

I have refrained from posting this story for a while, but I'll go ahead now. A few semesters ago we had a girl come through COB.....she was pretty tomboyish, which was fine, until she told our president that she was actually going through the process of having a sex change to become a guy. Even better, she said that if she had been allowed by the IFC, she would have rushed a fraternity! Needless to say, she made a lot of girls feel really uncomfortable and wasn't given a bid, although she continued to show up to EVERY COB event that semester and the next.

any follow up on this would be sooo interesting!

IHeartSephora 09-10-2009 05:44 PM

Another PNM going through with me started talking about her period and how it got so much worse after having her kid five months ago and other stuff like that to me and the rushers who were talking to us. I know I was flabbergasted, I can't even imagine what the chapter members thought.

WVU alpha phi 09-10-2009 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by IHeartSephora (Post 1845575)
Another PNM going through with me started talking about her period and how it got so much worse after having her kid five months ago and other stuff like that to me and the rushers who were talking to us. I know I was flabbergasted, I can't even imagine what the chapter members thought.

:eek::eek::eek:

BabyPiNK_FL 09-10-2009 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Jen (Post 1845597)
I could have sworn I told a brief version of this story before here, but I can't find it ...

When I rushed, my rush group had a really strange girl in it. She wasn't in the group at first (I think she may have been late) because she missed all of the get-to-know-you events my rush counselor got us to play. I don't actually remember seeing her until she was in the room with us at parties.

For some reason, she carried around this giant backpack while wearing her coat the whole time, so she stood out as kind of odd immediately. I actually wondered if she had some kind of disability, because she seemed VERY unaware of how she came off to people.

She then proceeded to talk about all the sex she and her boyfriend liked to have while she was at the various parties. I was sitting near her in one party and could hear her talking about it. I assumed she thought talking like that would make her seem cool or something. She talked about uncomfortable and weird subjects at every sorority.

The next day we get our invites, and she has been dropped from every group (and the night before our RC had told everyone this never happens ... ). I think Panhellenic felt bad and didn't want to embarrass the girl by releasing her in front of everyone, so they allowed her to go through to all of the rooms again on the second day. I thought it was a nice gesture, but there was a REASON she was not asked back lol.

She obviously knew she'd been cut by everyone (probably because of the "do-over"), because she proceeded to act up. In the hallways she was talking about how she didn't even know if she wanted to do this because sororities were stupid and everyone was judgmental. There were lots of raised eyebrows her way.

So she apparently (I wasn't in this party) goes into one of the rooms and proceeds to get really mad at everyone, standing up on a table and cussing out everyone in the room before walking out in the middle of the party.

That is ridiculous! I would have not let someone who spoke that way on day one in earshot of other PNMs darken the door at my party the next night. She could quit, she could go home, she could go to hell, but she wouldn't be ruining an entire round with that behavior, ooh no.

LucyKKG 09-22-2009 06:21 PM

Pre-recruitment stuff (i.e. MASSIVE flyering) has started at UC Santa Cruz today, and I was getting all nostalgic, then I remembered some funny stuff that has happened while we were flyering. Once, I tried to give a flyer to a MOM. Oops...and she was obviously like 40. She was very nice and just said, "I'm a mom here with my kids." Hey, it had been a long day.

The other one was from one of my key sisses. I love her to pieces, but she's definitely quirky and non-traditional in many senses. She often came up with random stuff to say to a girl while handing her a flyer. One time, she said, "Are you interested in joining a sorority? I swear, it's not that bad!" Hahahah I almost smacked her, but I think I just laughed instead.

piphibabyangel 09-22-2009 06:21 PM

after spending way more time on this thread than i have time to, i'm posting about the most singularly weird pnm that i encountered. sorry this is long but this is 2 years worth of weirdo.

this girl was a pi phi legacy whose mother was in our chapter, so we were all instructed to meet her, see what she was like early on. i floated over to her and was introduced. she seemed nice but a little off, apparently she had been going around her rho chi group saying how she was a legacy and was definitely going to go pi phi. her grandparents have donated some buildings and auditoriums to our school, which she didn't fail to mention, she told us about how she played womans rugby and really liked to hit people, she also finished every sentence with "as well". maybe an effort to be agreeable? then she asks to go to the bathroom, my friend mandy and i escort her to the bathroom and wait for her in the hallway. when she comes out she's like "wow i feel like my pants are looser after that! i had to pee so badly!!! i feel like i just gave birth to a peebaby!" ew! we cut her after that, the peebaby thing was too weird to risk asking her back and having her on our bid list. she then makes her facebook status some rant about "who do they think they are. i think she got a bid from some other chapter but she didn't accept.

soooo the next year (this past january) this legacy's name is back on the list for the parties. i go back over to her in hopes she would provide some entertainment. sure enough, she tells us she dropped out of rush last year because no one was accepting enough, recaps her grandparents donation to the school. classy. someone asks her about her interests and she starts talking about her dog, then proceeds to tell us about her dog eating a sock/vomiting it up on her bed/which grossed her out so much that SHE threw up. complete with vomiting impressions, shrieking and hand gestures. and she wonders why we promptly cut her again. at least she made for some entertaining moments in MS :rolleyes:

GammaPhi88 02-05-2010 03:09 AM

Bumping...I may have a good one by the end of this weekend!

Gusteau 02-05-2010 01:29 PM

I'm so glad you bumped this - I've been waiting all week for Rush to end so I can tell this story!

This week we had a guy come through Rush who introduced himself to every brother with a different name. I don't know why he came out, it was like he was trying not to get a bid. If that was his plan, he succeeded.


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