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SoYouWannaGoGrk 09-18-2008 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by lilzetakitten (Post 1618823)
Guess I should add mine...

This year, I was a floater and went to talk to a PNM. Her first comment: "Ooh, I love your earrings! Are those real pearls?" She goes on to talk about her love of black pearls, and talked about the strand that her dad recently got her mom. She also talks about her love of diamonds. Then she goes, "Men getting you diamonds is like your consolation prize for getting old." My sister, whom the girl was actually paired with, goes, "Oh, no, they aren't always old! My big is getting married in June, she just graduated in December." PNM: "OMG, that's crazy! I can't believe she'd get married so young!!"

Did I mention that I'm engaged, and was wearing my ring through this entire exchange?

We cut her that night.

Also, we had a girl come through on pref who looked a mixture of pissed, disinterested, and in pain. She completely ignored the sister preffing her the whole time. She ended up going to another sorority... good luck with that one.

Seems a bit rough to cut her for not noticing. I've talked to a few girls at clubs in LA and I'm quite surprised when some of them show off their huge engagement rings after a nice chat.

BlueHenTheta 09-23-2008 06:08 PM

This didn't happen to me, but my friend when we were both going through recruitment.
My friend, we'll call her Patricia, apparently drank too much the night before the second round (although she swears she didn't). We do recruitment in a student center and each sorority has a room. While she was in the XYZ room, she had to run back into the lobby to the bathroom to throw up! She told the active that she wasn't feeling well and bolted, then came back.

Funny enough, she got a bid to XYZ and is now a sister.

luv n tpa 10-09-2008 12:50 PM

I've been kind of a lurker lately, but with recruitment around, I was pretty darn sure I was going to experience some weirdness. Oh, and I did.

I'm with one of my sisters talking to a PNM who I have a class with. From the night before and my experience with her in class, we knew that she was just not TPA, however we were still polite, I talked to her about a project, etc. As I'm mid-sentence, she interrupts me, checks her breath, leans into my sister and says, "Sorry, but do you have an extra piece of gum?" And thankfully the party was over 30 seconds later.

There was also another PNM who, I think, might have some kind of social disorder. She was sweet, but didn't really know how to carry herself. My little sat with her during our slide show, and instead of looking at what was on the screen, she stared at my little the entire time. Creepy.

LucyKKG 10-09-2008 06:06 PM

On bid day, one of our new members asked me if any weird stuff had happened during recruitment. I couldn't think of anything TOO crazy, but I figured I'd better wait a bit before going there with NMs. Lol!

GammaPhi88 12-22-2008 10:41 PM

Bumping this up because I've got a new one that I can't believe I forgot to post! I was representing my chapter at a pre-rush event where all sororities had tables and pictures and stuff. Set around our table was a ton of our T-shirts...letted sweatshirts, event shirts, PR items, ect. Lots of girls were complimenting us on our t-shirts, so when one girl (who had been trying to get membership selections specifics out of me for about ten minutes before she saw our shirts) complimented our shirts, I wasn't fazed at all, and thanked her. Then...well...here was the conversation, quoted as best as I can remember.

Her: Omggg! I love your t-shirts! This one is sooooo cute (she says as she picks up shirt and ruins our display)
Me: (trying to get the shirt back so I could redo the display) Thank you! I definately think these t-shirts are a major perk of greek life!
Her: They're sooo cute! Omg! How much for this one?
Me: Um, well, I'm sorry, our shirts are not for sale, its part of the display.
Her: Ohhh please, I'll give you $20 for this one.
Me: Well, I'm sorry, the shirts belong to the members who donated them for this event, and since they come out of our dues....
Her: how about $25?
Me: ummm....have you seen our scrapbook?

Try as I might she kept haggling. I couldn't get her off the subject...it was all I could do to keep from sighing in relief when her cell went off and she excused herself to go answer it.

VandalSquirrel 12-22-2008 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by GammaPhi88 (Post 1757536)
Bumping this up because I've got a new one that I can't believe I forgot to post! I was representing my chapter at a pre-rush event where all sororities had tables and pictures and stuff. Set around our table was a ton of our T-shirts...letted sweatshirts, event shirts, PR items, ect. Lots of girls were complimenting us on our t-shirts, so when one girl (who had been trying to get membership selections specifics out of me for about ten minutes before she saw our shirts) complimented our shirts, I wasn't fazed at all, and thanked her. Then...well...here was the conversation, quoted as best as I can remember.

Her: Omggg! I love your t-shirts! This one is sooooo cute (she says as she picks up shirt and ruins our display)
Me: (trying to get the shirt back so I could redo the display) Thank you! I definately think these t-shirts are a major perk of greek life!
Her: They're sooo cute! Omg! How much for this one?
Me: Um, well, I'm sorry, our shirts are not for sale, its part of the display.
Her: Ohhh please, I'll give you $20 for this one.
Me: Well, I'm sorry, the shirts belong to the members who donated them for this event, and since they come out of our dues....
Her: how about $25?
Me: ummm....have you seen our scrapbook?

Try as I might she kept haggling. I couldn't get her off the subject...it was all I could do to keep from sighing in relief when her cell went off and she excused herself to go answer it.

Did she get a bid anywhere? Kind of gives a whole new dimension to people who are in it just for letters on a t-shirt.

GammaPhi88 12-23-2008 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by VandalSquirrel (Post 1757553)
Did she get a bid anywhere? Kind of gives a whole new dimension to people who are in it just for letters on a t-shirt.

It was a pre-recruitment event, so we'll find out next semester. I guess we have a new famous PNM..."t-shirt girl"!

GammaPhi88 01-18-2009 06:12 PM

Bumping this up because one of my sisters told me a good one from a past recruitment. She was double rushing these two PNMs, and they couldn't have been more different. One was this quieter but really sweet girl, and the other one was dressed in Fendi, head to toe.

So, they get to talking, and my sister asks what they do in their free time. Quieter girl gives my sister a normal answer ("Oh I like to see movies with my friends, go to parties, go shopping, out to lunch, ect"), and Fendi girl goes, "Oh, I like to go to the bars. I looove Sam's on Thursdays, and I ALWAYS go to Sally's Tavern on Fridays. I have like five fake IDs, and the one I got from my friend from camp ALWAYS works at Steve's!" (Not the real names of the bars).

Quiet girl goes, "Um, well, I don't go to the bars at all, I don't have a fake ID. Is that okay?". My sister goes, its totally okay, I've never had one, when Fendi girl goes, "OMG! I CAN TOTALLY HOOK YOU UP!" The she apparently proceeded to pull about five IDs out of her wallet, and held them up one at a time to the other poor PNM's face to see if any of hers would work.

KSUViolet06 01-18-2009 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by GammaPhi88 (Post 1757536)

Her: how about $25?
Me: ummm....have you seen our scrapbook?

Try as I might she kept haggling. I couldn't get her off the subject...it was all I could do to keep from sighing in relief when her cell went off and she excused herself to go answer it.

Ha. Trying to buy tee shirts AND answering a ringing cell phone? Awesome.

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Originally Posted by GammaPhi88 (Post 1767220)
Fendi girl goes, "OMG! I CAN TOTALLY HOOK YOU UP!" The she apparently proceeded to pull about five IDs out of her wallet, and held them up one at a time to the other poor PNM's face to see if any of hers would work.

LOL. Pulling out fake IDs, not a good look.

honeydew 01-30-2009 01:05 PM

I've been lurking for a while, reading through every page of this thread and loving it. I've finally got my own weird rush story to share after last night.

We have informal continuous recruitment at our school, so last night during our third recruitment party, we played a game to get to know one another that required everyone to answer a few questions about themselves. The questions were along the lines of a random fact about yourself, celebrity crush, favorite child hood memory, favorite movie etc.

Most of the sisters and PNMs at the party answer their questions and it's going well. A new PNM that hadn't attended any of the previous parties and came late to the party (after mingling was over) sat next to me so I tried to engage her in conversation and get to know her, but she kind of gave off a weird vibe and answered most of what I said with one word answers. I decided she must just be nervous or something.

When it finally gets to be her turn to answer a few questions about her self, she timidly stands up, mumbles quietly "Mynameis ___________ I'mfrom ______________ andmyrandominterestingfactis..." and begins to say much more loudly, POINTING at one of the few African American sisters in our chapter directly, "I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE. THEY ARE WAY MORE FUN THAN WHITE PEOPLE" and proceeds to sit down.

I'll never forget the moment of silence and shocked, open-mouthed stares that followed.

agzg 01-30-2009 01:51 PM

I'm having a hard time remembering any strange PNMs from when I was an active, but I suppose I have a weird story about myself, and although I think I posted it somewhere else, I'll post it here, too.

I joined during informal recruitment, so my first experience with formal was as an active. I was so nervous about it because I remembered the girls going through the year before, and how nervous they were about it, plus our VPM and VPR were really stressing to us the week before about how important it was that we put our best foot forward and work out butts off to get the best NM class.

The first day of recruitment, before the parties that night, I was not feeling well at all. I had a migraine and that made me feel nauseated plus I was coming down with a cold. However, recruitment was OMG MANDATORY YOU WILL BE FINED so I had to go. I went to my apartment (all upperclassmen live in apartments at my school, either on campus or off), raided my roommate's medicine bag, took two excedrine migraine and a bunch of vitamin C, B, anything I thought would help me feel better (I guess you could say I was pretty stupid).

I put my cute Alpha Gam letter shirt on, put on a nice pair of jeans, and went on my way. After getting to the room we were having our first party in (first round was in the campus center, other rounds after that were at the houses), I started freaking out. I noticed that I was breaking out in hives, and that set off a chain reaction for the freak out of the century. Something I had taken was not reacting very well!!!

I ran to the bathroom with a couple of sisters in tow. I don't normally wear a lot of make-up, maybe just some eyeshadow with a little mascara, so I didn't have any on me. One of my sisters hooked me up with some foundation and concealer to try to hide some of the hives that I had on my face, but it was the wrong color! I looked like the biggest mess ever, especially because I was wearing my glasses due to the migraine, because the reason I got them was because I'm an idiot and never wore my glasses or contacts unless I was in class. Add all that together with my eyes, which were puffy and bloodshot from crying, and I looked like a meth addict after a long, hard night.

My sisters felt bad, but there really wasn't anything they could do besides putting me on food duty and making sure PNMs didn't get too close to see the horrible mess that I was. Needless to say I didn't really meet any of our PNMs until second round - I didn't vote first round because I didn't meet any of them.

I was a recruitment counselor for formal recruitment for my junior and senior years. I didn't want a repeat performance to reflect poorly on my chapter!

ASTalumna06 01-30-2009 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by honeydew (Post 1772625)
We have informal continuous recruitment at our school, so last night during our third recruitment party, we played a game to get to know one another that required everyone to answer a few questions about themselves. The questions were along the lines of a random fact about yourself, celebrity crush, favorite child hood memory, favorite movie etc.

This reminded me of a story our chapter advisor told me once...

Years ago, when she was active, they had a recruitment party where they did something similar to this, and all the girls would go around and answer the questions asked to them. One PNM had some interesting answers...

First Question: If you were to be stranded on a desert island for a year, what's one thing you would take with you?
Her Answer: The men's hockey team!

Second Question: What's your favorite food?
Her Answer: Jello shots!

Third Question: What would you rather do? .. Ride an elephant or ride a camel?
Her Answer: Is there a third option...?

And my favorite...

Fourth Question: Who is your hero?
Her Answer: My mom (awww..) ... because she buys me anything I want.

:rolleyes:

They basically stopped playing the game after that. The girls weren't sure if the PNM was just trying to be funny, but needless to say, this girl DID NOT receive a bid!

beccaminister 01-30-2009 08:19 PM

Back in the day we had this PNM that put us all in a really sticky ethical delimma. She was physically handicapped and in a wheelchair, but god was she ever a b**ch. She badmouthed every sorority including ours while at one of our parties. She was offended when someone knelt to be on eye level, and then was offended when the next girl didn't. She called people names, actually used curse words when speaking to the sisters.

But when it came time to cut, we were torn...we didn't want it to seem like we were cutting her because of the wheelchair. We finally decided that if we would have cut her if she was not in the chair that we should cut her chair or not.

Turns out every other sorority did the exact same thing.

She later said that all the groups had been discriminating. *sigh*

KSUViolet06 01-30-2009 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by beccaminister (Post 1772798)
Back in the day we had this PNM that put us all in a really sticky ethical delimma. She was physically handicapped and in a wheelchair, but god was she ever a b**ch. She badmouthed every sorority including ours while at one of our parties. She was offended when someone knelt to be on eye level, and then was offended when the next girl didn't. She called people names, actually used curse words when speaking to the sisters.


She later said that all the groups had been discriminating. *sigh*

Of course.

There are some people with disabilities who are always going to place the blame on their disability whenever they don't get something, and they'll never examine their own behavior.

MaggieXi 02-02-2009 10:49 AM

A PNM recently went through a chapter that I help recruitment with. She apparently went to all the houses saying she wanted to be in whatver sorority her Pi Chi was in, and then would give her Pi Chi's name and asked if she was a member of that sorority.


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