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ZetaLuvBunny 11-02-2001 03:28 PM

:eek: :eek: :eek:

I can't believe that! She should have had more sense, especially since you never know who your talking to! I would NEVER call ANYONE a *itch to her face, but especially in a situation like that! That girl needs some lessons in proper etiquette. Someone should've slapped her, LOL!

greeklawgirl 11-02-2001 05:11 PM

Shelacious, I didn't know you were an SFSU alumna too! When did you graduate? What was your major?

ErikaXO 11-03-2001 09:39 PM

I can't believe some of these chickies!!!!! (Or lil' roosters in the case of the drag queen!!!) The "Doctor's daughter" story killed me....unfortunately there were a lot of those coming through our rushes....I don't know who these girls think they're impressing.....half the time the person the're bragging to has a lifestyle that makes theirs look like pond scum in comparison.

I swear, someone like the rollin' eyes girl would drive me to say "You know what? I think we're finished here....why don't you go on outside???"

ZetaLuvBunny 11-03-2001 11:40 PM

On our float ride through the Homecoming parade this morning, several of my sisters and I were talking and somehow ended up discussing Mullets. LOL! Well, anyhow, I posed the question, "What would you do if someone came through rush with a mullet?" Miss President jokingly said something to the affect of "Oh, that's something we'll discuss after Initiation...How if someone has a mullet or not determines whether they get a bid." LMAO So I was like (again, jokingly), "Yeah if I see someone with a mullet come through rush next year I'll tell them 'wow, you'd be perfect for XYZ sorority' ". This is one (sorority) that we were kind of scared by during their performance at the Sigma Chi Derby Days thing a few weeks ago LOL! None of them have mullets, mind you, but they (not to be mean or anything) pretty much accept anyone who wants to join.

kimmykimmy 11-05-2001 01:08 PM

ZetaLuvBunny -- be prepared for the sorority rush voting process. It's pretty brutal.

ZetaLuvBunny 11-05-2001 02:21 PM

so I heard :) I'm just glad I don't have to be a rushee again, though. I'm sure there were people who said nasty things about everyone, including me.

dzsaigirl 12-07-2001 11:25 PM's been awhile so I feel like I can say this. Summer of 2000 I was a Rho Chi and there was this girl in my group. Smart, lots of activities, normal looking. Seemed pretty nice. She was deathly afraid of getting cut. Her mom called me at home the day before rush started to ask me who how when why of getting cut. Anyway, she got invitations and stuff and she had really started to fall in love with this one sorority. She didn't like the others. So I am waiting outside of the ABC sorority room with my Rho Chi partner and one of the advisors comes out and looks mortified. Apparently the rushee had decided to lie down on the floor, take her shoes off and make the girls rush her while she was on the floor just laying on her back. HELLO!!!!! What the hell was she thinking!?! This girl received only one invitation the next day and one to pref and was consequently not offered a bid. So anyway, we call her and tell her that she has no bid so that she won't come to bid revealing and be humiliated. She shows up anyway and confronts me and the panhel pres bawling, freaking out! Asking why? I wanted to say..."Uh, why do you think Rude McStupid!?" Anyway, she then went up the stairs where the sororities were awaiting their new members and proceeded to confront the sorority that she wanted and ask for answers. The sad thing...this girl went though rush again this year. No bid.

MoxieGrrl 12-08-2001 11:15 AM


Rude McStupid?!! That's hilarious! Thanks for making my morning, dzsagirl! :D

Pike4Life 12-14-2001 10:41 AM

Ok, Ok, how's about I inject a bit of testosterone into this sea of sorority rush stories (other than that experience by our friend in San Francisco, that is)!

My chapter had a guy that was all about becoming a Pike, and was always coming around the house and trying to hang out with the Brothers at the bars.
The chapter did not want to rush or bid this guy because he had a questionable reputation as someone who mistreated women (was a bit too agressive sexually), and could become a bit of a violent drunk when drinking.

Apparently, his father or someone knew someone that either worked at our international headquarters or knew someone who knew someone (you get the picture). But somehow, he comes up with a BID signed by this person at Headquarters!!!! For about a week he went around campus saying, "Hi, I'm Mike the Pike!"...I couldn't believe it! He even tried to show up for a Chapter meeting (not a pledge meeting, mind you, a regular Inititate-only Chapter meeting!)

Finally, we cornered this guy and abruptly told him that HE WAS NOT IN THE FRATERNITY! The bid he "received" was not valid, and did not make him a part of the chapter. Boy it was a nightmare!

I think he eventually went through formal rush and ended up pledging another chapter.

ADPiPitt 12-14-2001 01:08 PM

"Hi, I'm Mike the Pike!"...I couldn't believe it

That is too much, isn't it funny how some people will go to any extremes to try and get in ...

I really don't have any bad rush stories ( knock on wood) but ya never know.. happy holidays to everyone

carnation 12-14-2001 02:22 PM

Okay, the DZs (dzrose93 and dzsai) are definitely winning the weird rush story contest! Can anyone top them?

Parsifal 12-14-2001 02:27 PM

Worst. Rushee. Ever.

It was the last party on the first day and the girl would NOT STOP COMPLAINING. "I'm so tired, I just want to go to bed, all my high school friends are in XYZ and I can't imagine myself anywhere else, I've been having the same stupid conversation all day, why don't they break up the first round into two days, I can't do this all week long, I just want to be in a house already..."


And it was my birthday.

CA theta 12-14-2001 07:24 PM

Oh, God. Thanks everyone for keeping my laughing when I was feeling aboslutely terrible from the flu! :)

This year, I had the wonderful opportunity ( :rolleyes: ) to rush absolute pain-in the butts.

One girl was totally intent on becoming a Theta. At Rush, she was like, "OK, so, when I become a Theta, right, I will, like, have tons of chances to, like, *she giggles* rendezvous - as in sexual relations - with the SAEs and Pike, right? Those are total hotties. Yumm! I know that you guys do lots of stuff with them *she pushes me backwards b/c she's giggling so hilariously*." I am shocked. I tell her that we are good friends with the SAEs and Pikes, BUT that it is not an appropriate time or place to talk about our relations with them, ESPECIALLY because they are nothing but rumors. We are not sluts. Then she goes, "So...I am blonde, blue-eyed, gorgeous (UGHHH!! The nerve of her!), and rich. I'm perfect Theta material, right? I can't wait till initiation!" :rolleyes: Then she goes on and on about how being a Theta will totally make her life perfect, blah blah blah blah. I tell her, "Honey, if I have anything to do with it, you will not be going Theta!" She turns beet-red and angrily yells, "DAMMIT! If my father has anything to do with it, he'll make sure I get into Theta!" Her outburst is so loud that everyone turns and points.

Turns out every sorority turned her down, b/c supposedly she kept on talking about Theta this, Theta that at every sorority's party. Plus, the others could tell she was a total psycho.

The next horrible rushee. Ugh. She was also adamant about becoming a Kappa Alpha Theta. At first, she seemed great, because I could tell that she was enthusiastic about all of Theta's ideals and philanthropy and sisterhood. But then, her enthusiasm turned into obsession. She wore to every rush party our colors (black and gold) and bought a kite pin and actually brought our flower (!!!!) with her every single day. She was like, "See, you guys should let me in, I already have all your stuff already!" We were a bit scared, if you know what I mean. And that's not the worst part. Next, she had the nerve to say, "You know what, I'm not scared if I get hazed by you guys. I hear that you guys circle your pledges' fat and make your pledges have sex with the frat guys. And that you make your pledges do everything for you, everything from homework to your chores. But you know what, I'm ready for it because I want to be a Kappa Alpha Theta!!!! I want to wear the letters! When do I get your sweatshirt? I wanna wear it! And, on Bid Day, I'll get Theta paraphernalia right? Pens and notepads to show everyone that I'm a Theta?" My blood was boiling by that point. My mouth was literally wide-open for like 20 seconds. My response was, "Firstly, WE DO NOT HAZE. Kappa Alpha Theta is too classy and too womanly to haze any of our members. Secondly, Kappa Alpha Theta would never, ever want a person like you to be a sister of our wonderful organization! Our organization is based on sisterly love, unlike what you think. Please do not dress in our colors anymore and bring our flower everywhere you go. You are not a Theta." I had to compose myself and ended up having a sister taking over, who also proceeded to have her blood boil by the rushee's comments!

Needless to say, she was cut immediately :rolleyes: and every other sorority cut her because again, all she would talk about was Theta's colors/symbols/her intent on becoming a Theta, etc.


Luckily, our new sisters from this year's Rush are all AWESOME and represent Kappa Alpha Theta beautifully! I guess we have to deal with wackos to get quality girls!

mmcat 12-14-2001 08:25 PM

rush horror stories are terrific readers...
you guys have shown remarkable restraint in the face of hello kitties and their friends

:D :rolleyes: :eek:

dzsaigirl 12-14-2001 08:26 PM

I can't remember if I told you all this, but the first year that I was a rusher, we had a ton of people at pref, so I had to pref this girl that I had not met before. We are talking and eating and all of a sudden she runs out (falling on the way) and I follow her and she tells me not to. Turns out she spent the next half hour puking in the bathroom...the DZs who were in the kitchen (right next to the bathroom) DID follow her. Anyway, she returned in time enough to join our ceremony/song circle and after about 5 minutes, she covered her mouth and ran away again. It was soooo horrible. Of course, we didn't get enough info out of her to know if we should bid her, so she was not given a bid. She did however get a bid from her other pref sorority. I felt really sorry for her. I talked to the Rho Chis after bid day and they said that she was fine at her other party and that they thought she was just super nervous! I think she was too, 'cause she apparently really liked us.

dzsaigirl 12-14-2001 08:28 PM

Oh, and on our campus a couple of years ago, this like 35 year old woman went through rush...felt sorry for her too. And every year it seems, someone goes through rush and it turns out that they have a 4 year old or something. I don't know about anyone else, but hopefully if I had a kid, I would put my priorities at home...

AngelPhiSig 12-15-2001 12:41 AM

Brooklineu I feel the same way, our newest Phi Sig chapter has many grad students in it, and Phi Sig welcomes women in grad school or who are married or have kids. They can be awesome sisters too and add alot to the chapter!

The only fun story I can remember is there was this one girl at our meet the greeks who just stood there. I went up and talked to her, and she had pamphlets in her hands from other orgs, who also went up and talked to her. Mind you that we only have 10 sisters at our meet the greeks since its in a gym and it gets crowded. She just seemed totally uninterested, and Im guessing someone dragged her there.

KappaStargirl 12-15-2001 02:02 PM

These stories are definitely not as good as the ones I've read here, but I wanted to share.

There are only three sororities at the university I attended, and Rush isn't until the middle of January. By the time Rush starts, many of the freshman have lives, boyfriends, etc. which is why I sometimes think the Greek system is not as popular as it could be, but anyway.

I met my boyfriend (at the time) on the first day of freshman year. He had attended some pre-rush events at Phi Kappa Tau, and through him I had gotten to know some of the guys in the fraternity and their girlfriends. I didn't hang out there much, however. I decided to go through Rush at the last minute, and went to the Kappa party first, followed by DG. I had a great time at the KKG party, they totally stuffed me full of food and I had great conversation, and then I went on to the DG party. My hostess was very nice and we had a good laugh when she offered me food and I realized I just couldn't eat any more, and then she took me around to meet the other members. She introduced me to a member that I hadn't met, who must have been the girlfriend of a Phi Tau. Instead of greeting me with "Hi, I'm Amber, it's nice to meet you, I've seen you around the Phi Tau house, etc." she said "Hi! I know you! You're John Doe's girlfriend!" Gee, good thing we hadn't broken up! At that same party, I met a girl who was a lifeguard at the Rec Center, and she greeted me with "Oh, I've seen you, you're at the pool a lot with all those guys!" I was good friends with some of the guys who lived on the floor below me (small school, dorms are all coed layered), and we DID hang out at the pool because we liked to swim. Um, thanks for using that as your great conversation starter instead of perhaps asking me if I planned to join the swim team! I left the party unimpressed and eventually cut DG.

A giggle for you: Two years later I was elected Membership Chair, which I thought I would totally hate but I ended up loving it!! We decided to serve sherbet punch at the first round, but as it turned out we couldn't get into the freezer in the room where we had the party (no houses, sororities use large meeting rooms or the nicer dorm lounges for rush parties). Not good! until the person in charge of first round parties came up to me and said "I wrapped the sherbet in the grocery bag and stuck it in that bush outside (pointing out the window to said shrubbery)." Finally, I discovered the advantages to rush in the middle of January in Wisconsin. And thankfully no one stole the ice cream.

XO_Princess 12-15-2001 02:13 PM


Originally posted by KappaStargirl
A giggle for you: Two years later I was elected Membership Chair, which I thought I would totally hate but I ended up loving it!! We decided to serve sherbet punch at the first round, but as it turned out we couldn't get into the freezer in the room where we had the party (no houses, sororities use large meeting rooms or the nicer dorm lounges for rush parties). Not good! until the person in charge of first round parties came up to me and said "I wrapped the sherbet in the grocery bag and stuck it in that bush outside (pointing out the window to said shrubbery)." Finally, I discovered the advantages to rush in the middle of January in Wisconsin. And thankfully no one stole the ice cream.
OMG!! This just made my day. Too funny.

aephi alum 12-16-2001 09:02 AM

Here's one that's a little better than my rho chi story - CA theta's post (among others) reminded me of this one.

We had a girl come through rush one year, who was all about joining a sorority. She didn't have a particular one in mind, she just wanted to be in one. Desperately. Think obsession.

At the time, we were a relatively new, small local sorority that wanted to grow our numbers. So we invited back almost everyone after round 1, including this girl. She was also invited back by one other sorority. I'd talked to her briefly during round 1, and was unimpressed, but figured, ok, we'll give her another chance.

Well, I had to rush her during theme party, and all I could think of was "OMG, we are going to give this girl a bid." I was actually trying to decide if I should deaffiliate rather than have this girl be my sister!

All she could talk about was how excited she would be on bid day when she got her bid. How she loved rush and would LOOOOVE to be in a sorority. Nothing about what she could contribute to our sisterhood, nothing about being interested in our ideals, or wanting to help out with our philanthropy work, or anything. Basically, she wanted the letters and the "instant popularity" that she thought being in a sorority would bring her. And, she'd seen our relatively low numbers compared to the other sororities, so she just assumed that we'd bid her.

A big thing we do beyond round 1 is to make personalized name tags for all the rushees. All the sororities put a lot of time into these, and they can be quite cute. Anyway, this girl had gone to the other sorority's theme party first, and she wore her name tag from that sorority, next to the one we gave her, throughout our *entire* theme party. (This is beyond gauche. You are allowed to keep your name tags, but you're supposed to remove them after each sorority's party. She just wanted to impress us that XYZ had invited her back too, so we better rush her hard if we want her. :rolleyes: )

We had an extremely long discussion about whether to invite her to pref. Turns out, though, that I wasn't the only negatively-impressed sister, so we cut her (and thank goodness: she would have matched with us). The other sorority cut her too.

After rush, when rho chi's reaffiliated, she went up to the rho chi who was in my sorority, and bawled her out. "How could your sorority not want me, etc." Hello?? Rho chi's are deaffiliated - they don't have any contact with their chapters, let alone a vote!!

Total psycho.

Lil' Hannah 12-16-2001 05:05 PM

I've got a gem...

At our school, a tradition at our basketball games is to hold up a section of the newspaper while the opposing team is being introduced, then crumple it up and throw it on the court. There was a big controversy about students hiding hard objects in their newspapers and hurting players, opposing fans, etc. when they threw it. So the school said no more newspapers, and mandated that students have to be searched extensively upon entrance, revoked a whole student seating section near the court and put down a bunch of other regulations to avoid more people getting hurt.

...Anyway, one of my sisters was discussing the ridiculousness of these new regulations with a PM (and a legacy, no less) during a recruitment party, and how it's horrible that a few stupid students took away one of our few school traditions. The PM argued that throwing newspaper onto the court could in fact hurt someone. My sister kinda laughed it off and said "yeah, maybe a whole stack of newspapers." Then the PM looked her straight in the face and deadpanned "Anything can be used as a weapon. I could kill you right now with this fork."

Needless to say she was cut and has become a running joke in the house. She ended up in another sorority, and it's always a good time to see her during Greek wide events.

ZTABunny 12-16-2001 10:49 PM

Another weird Rush Story
A year before I joined my chapter there was a girl that wanted in ZTA in the worst way! She thought she had an "in" because she was dating a guy whose brother's girlfriend was in our chapter. They were pretty close friends so she went through Rush. She was a loud-mouth and known for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. On the last day of Rush during our Preference Party she walks into the ZTA house and says "This house is B*tchin Man!" Needless to say she did not receive a bid to our chapter, even though she kept trying!!

UofIL AXO 12-17-2001 02:29 PM

These posts are hilarious ... and ofcourse I have a few to share as well.

As a rushee I just think luck was not on my side (or my roommates). On the way to our first meeting with the Rho Chi, my roommate fell down a flight of stairs which no one could help laughing at, even she was in hysterics.

Pref night I was obviously nervous and it really bit me in the rear end. While I was talking to a member, and I was also holding sparkling cider, I got excited telling a story and accidentally spilled the entire thing all over a nice couch. Then during a candle ceremony, while the President was speaking my candle started dripping onto my hands. It took everything not to scream at the top of my lungs because the hot wax just kept dripping. Later I learned that another PNM's hair caught on fire at AXO's due to the candles. It's a wonder I got my bid, but just goes to show that it's okay to be human during rush.

This year during rush a PNM spilled lemonade all over her pants, and knowing how embarassing that was I helped get her a blow dryer and she spent a lot of the party trying to dry her pants because she still had quite a few houses to go to. She didn't end up in our house but we all thought it was great that something embarassing like that happened, but she really did just laugh it off and try to make the best of it.

We also had a rushee this year come up to a member (at a party during rush) and say "Well I really love your house but I know in my heart I'm a Theta so you shouldn't even ask me back." You can guess what we did.

Like many other posts, we've experienced gorgeous girls who just sit there and don't really say anything during rush because they assume they don't have to make any effort due to their looks. They always end up disappointed. One girl in particular spent her time twirling her hair and answering every question with a yes or no. Times like those you just wish you had a mini bar to get through the whole round.

Last but not least, my favorite story ... one round during rush I ran upstairs to change shoes because my feet were killing me by the end of the night. I thought I had timed it right but I was getting shoes in my closet when I hear the door open and a rushee and a member were already in my room (we don't always rush in our own rooms and this round I was going to be helping out in the kitchen). I shut the door to my closet and just sat there. Apparently the party had started already!!! I spent the whole thirty minutes stuffed inside my closet trying not to make a move thinking what in the world would this girl think if i fell out of the closet!!! Just imagine, the rushee would think I was spying on her or just plain crazy!! Then visions of panhel finding out and thinking that's what we actually do ... it was a nightmare. Thankfully everything was okay and I got to leave unnoticed. In retrospect I'm guess I should have just walked out my room and it wouldn't have been that bad. But in a panic situation I guess I assumed sitting in a closet wouldn't be weirder. I definetly won't be doing that again!

DeltaBetaBaby 12-17-2001 02:47 PM


Originally posted by UofIL AXO
We also had a rushee this year come up to a member (at a party during rush) and say "Well I really love your house but I know in my heart I'm a Theta so you shouldn't even ask me back." You can guess what we did.
Did she end up in Theta???

UofIL AXO 12-17-2001 03:17 PM

I never checked the D.I. to see if she was a Theta. But I guess if she is one, then there's no harm because she let open a spot for someone who is interested in being asked back.

alphachiohmy 12-17-2001 04:34 PM

This story is not so much about any rushee, but about what happened during rush. It was the Saturday, just after our last pref party when we were tearing down. We were all pretty ezhausted from the week and were cleaning up the agger house, where we had rush because we did not have a house. Well, our rush chair was moving a large wooden lyre that we use for pref when she fell back and dropped it. The lyre then hit her in the head knocking her unconcious. The poor girl. We all stopped what we were doing and ran to her side. She went to the hospital, but fortunately only suffered a slight concussion. :)

So a few months later at our formal, she received the award for doing a bang-up job during Rush.

ErikaXO 12-17-2001 09:07 PM

I forgot about this but I kind of did something dumb when I was sophomore year I had bleached my hair blonde over the summer.....I kept it up when I came back to school and moved into the Chi O house, thinking I was going to keep it blonde for awhile. Well, our rush was held over two separate weekends, and I got sick of dealing with the hair and the roots and everything. I wanted my real hair back. So midway through the week I dyed it back dark. Well the rushees I had met the first two parties didn't recognize me of course and were very confused when I talked to them again. It was kind of silly.

dzsaigirl 12-17-2001 10:10 PM

Oh my gosh...I think if someone in my chapter did that, our rush advisors would die of a heart attack. We wouldn't have enough time to dye our hair anyway since you only have from midnight until 7am off to sleep and do everything you need to get done!

KerriMarie 12-18-2001 08:15 PM

One of my sisters cried while she was being rushed. It was her first time being away from her little sister, and she was really missing her - and all the talk of sisterhood and sisters really got to her and she just started bawling. Luckily, the sister rushing her got her to calm down, realized what a cool girl Ashley is, and now she's this super wonderful active sister... she just had a rough start.

XO_Princess 12-19-2001 04:15 PM


Originally posted by Lil' Hannah
I've got a gem...

The PM argued that throwing newspaper onto the court could in fact hurt someone. My sister kinda laughed it off and said "yeah, maybe a whole stack of newspapers." Then the PM looked her straight in the face and deadpanned "Anything can be used as a weapon. I could kill you right now with this fork."

Needless to say she was cut and has become a running joke in the house. She ended up in another sorority, and it's always a good time to see her during Greek wide events.

LMAO, Good Lord!

ZetaLuvBunny 01-30-2002 02:09 AM

Wow I wouldn't have had the guts to go back into that apartment at all after hearing about a potential killer roommate!!!!! That's hilarious about the voices in my head thing! I wonder if the girl who refused to talk wasn't forced to rush by her parents & was being quite to spite them?!?

peachy 01-30-2002 11:39 AM

This makes me many of these rushees never actually wanted to pledge but just wanted to "get an inside look" and perhaps cause a bit of trouble. GDI's at heart, doing outrageous stuff just for the fun of it. Weird, but anything's possible in this world!


ErikaXO 01-30-2002 07:47 PM

Lauren, I'm dying to know.....did the rolly-eyes mute bitch get a bid from anyone????? Was she like that at all the houses? What a toolshed!!!!!

lifesaver 01-31-2002 11:03 AM


Originally posted by lauren1874
and asked where she was from. She just stared at me. I thought maybe she hadn't heard me, so I repeated the question slightly more loudly and smiled at her -- she made this funny sound and rolled her eyes.
Yeah, I have asked prospects this same question and gotten the following:
Me; So where do you come from?

"My mothers womb."
"The black pit of nothingness"
"The shuttle bus that dropped me off."
"Laredo, Texas. The second largest border city on the 1900 mile US/Mexican Border, and the largest inland port in the nation."


Takes all kinds.....

ZetaLuvBunny 01-31-2002 12:25 PM

OMG! I can't wait to be a rusher next week as well is in the fall!!! It will be so much fun & I'm sure humorous at times (even though I know it's stressfull esp. in fall). :D

carnation 02-01-2002 05:35 PM

Hey, Lauren! Finish the story, please! Did the porch girl pledge anthing? Did the ex-sister go KD?;)

maggieaxid 02-01-2002 08:45 PM

Apparently at my former college there is a PNM going through rush (rush is right now, and bid day is tommorow!) who is walking around with a picture of herself and two XYZ girls (i dont want to reveal the GLO) as her name tag. Apparently, among the rho chis and most of the other chapters she has been deemed "XYZ Girl". And it seems that all she does is talk about this particular house when she goes to other houses. I guess we'll find out where she ends up tommorow!

carnation 02-01-2002 10:21 PM


KillarneyRose 02-01-2002 10:55 PM

Cut the Witch!
Maggie, you better let us know where she ends up! This is mean, but I hope it's anywhere but XYZ (or, of course, AZD! :) )

hannahgirl 02-02-2002 03:56 PM

so....we had this girl that decided that she was going to go through spring recruitment last year.....she came to one of our COB events and we did not invite her back because she did not have grades. She came through again in the fall....and she kept saying how much she wanted to be a DG because her boyfriend was a Phi Delt. She again did not have grades so we cut her. Well, my twin sis in the sorority was a PX at the time and this girl was in her group. When we did not invite her back, she told our PX that she was going to bring up a lawsuit against us because we were discriminating against her disability. We were like....umm she didn't have grades. Luckily, nothing became of the situation.

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