Truth in advertising

First published

What the flyer for NUS’s Orientation for International Non-Graduating Students (which started about twenty minutes ago) actually says:

You may wish to bring a jacket or cardigan with you, as the venue can be quite cold.

What it should have said instead:

You may wish to bring a jacket or cardigan with you, as it will become your sole feeble defense when hell itself opens up above you and deposits the tears of the damned into the sky as a black rain of despair that turns day into night.

Incidentally, both of my roommates decided to go to this orientation. D. from Montréal showed up at 9:45, dropped off his bags, and immediately turned around to hail a taxi to campus — but he was already soaked, so a few more minutes wouldn’t hurt. B., on the other hand, has no such excuse, and yet he decided to brave the weather anyway.

Me? I’m blogging about it from the comfort of my room. Yeah.