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What’s the first thing you notice that lets you know students are back in town?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on August 3, 2011

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“People who don’t know how to drive in Lawrence. Especially people who don’t know you can turn right on red.”

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“Traffic. It’s been like that for years ever since I’ve been here.”

Photo of Lori Kleibohmer

“Trucks with couches sticking out off the back.”

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“Traffic.”

Comments

david_ 2 years, 8 months ago

The terrible way they drive around town not paying attention and the loud music. We lived close to campus for a couple of years and the noise was awful.

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melott 2 years, 8 months ago

Lots of wrong number phone calls.

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whats_going_on 2 years, 8 months ago

traffic, moving trucks, and the fact that its the beginning of August and I dread their return every.single.year.

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lunacydetector 2 years, 8 months ago

the first thing i notice is.......the city decides to tear up the streets right before the students arrive.....and then the students' poor driving skills, of course. so there's a tie for first.

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helloannie 2 years, 8 months ago

I got into an accident earlier this week when one of them blew a stop sign and smashed into me. THEY CANNOT DRIVE!

That and cell phone use while driving goes up considerably and everyone at Target is buying a mini fridge with their mom.

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thuja 2 years, 8 months ago

Wondering where all those people I went to college with went.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 8 months ago

Without the feeling of entitlement, humans could not raise offspring.

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g_rock 2 years, 8 months ago

People parking where they ought not. Vomit. You can't shop at Target or Walmart without hordes of families shopping for Junior's dorm. Crowded liquor stores. And the overwhelming sense of entitlement.

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bevy 2 years, 8 months ago

Lots of people who don't know how to drive, longer lines and crowds at Wal-Mart, more F-bombs everywhere I go. It's the time I switch to Topeka for shopping.

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swampyankee 2 years, 8 months ago

backwards upside down visors and flip flops can you say douche

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CWGOKU 2 years, 8 months ago

I'll pass on Barry's party.......... sheesh

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 8 months ago

T_O_B, I hear Barry still has connections to Kenyan "bhang"

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 8 months ago

Autie -

RI, as Barry's NE KS official house party location, is expected to bring in several thousand dollars in donations for the President's reelection fund. Not a good day to have to cut back on water.

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George_Braziller 2 years, 8 months ago

The increase of drivers who don't realize there is a little stick on the side of the steering column used to activate something called a turn signal.

Don't get pissed at me because I'm unable to read your mind that you intend to cross three lanes of traffic.

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autie 2 years, 8 months ago

Don't they know that you are hosting Barry's 50th birthday house party today? Shoot, you already have the pizzas made.

I believe you very well could have made a whole new sketchy list with that one. Nobody brought pizza to my birthday. All I got was a bottle of Geritol. Do they even still make that?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

The "deer in the headlights" look in the eyes of incoming freshmen.

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boxers_or_briefs 2 years, 8 months ago

Andini, HollisBrown, CWGOKU and others are drooling.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 8 months ago

"I just got a call asking me to conserve water while in this intense heat situation."

Don't they know that you are hosting Barry's 50th birthday house party today? Shoot, you already have the pizzas made.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 8 months ago

These were sun-baked tomatoes.

I just got a call asking me to conserve water while in this intense heat situation.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 8 months ago

Surprisingly, the thought of hot baked tomato slices strikes me as revolting after this heat wave. But at the moment, everything strikes me that way. >8-/

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 8 months ago

"ronaldo, is that anything like extra cheese? "

More like extra sauce. Sun-dried tomatoes on pizza is good.

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autie 2 years, 8 months ago

ronaldo, is that anything like extra cheese?

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heygary 2 years, 8 months ago

Number of drivers with cell phones in their hand increases from 20% to 70%

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 8 months ago

Is it redundant to put tomato slices on pizza?

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HollisBrown 2 years, 8 months ago

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Jeff Zamrzla 2 years, 8 months ago

all the used furniture at the curbs of duplexes for rent

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HollisBrown 2 years, 8 months ago

The increasing number of rave parties at my house. And I don't even know these people. CW, quit giving the drunken coeds my address. Actually it's okay.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 8 months ago

Fureigners on them there little motor scooters.......... Yackin in French and what not.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 8 months ago

The aisles & the checkout counters at the supermarkets & big box stores swell up like a tick on a flea ridden mutt. And you're a braver (or at least more patient) soul than I if you waltz in to a phone store or the cable company this time of year.

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schula 2 years, 8 months ago

Traffic! People driving and acting like it is their first time behind the wheel of a car.

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betteratKU_law 2 years, 8 months ago

all the old bobs sniffing around our law school

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CWGOKU 2 years, 8 months ago

Drunk coeds in the streets. My favorite time of year

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prospector 2 years, 8 months ago

Helicopter moms sitting in my seat at the bar...texting....ugh

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Adrienne Sanders 2 years, 8 months ago

People driving the wrong way down Kentucky and Tennessee.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 8 months ago

The stench coming from the law school.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 8 months ago

It is the fault of the Koch brothers and Sam Brownback.

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autie 2 years, 8 months ago

an overabundance of JOCO. And couches on top of cars. No, wait, that's a getaway.

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Bunny_Hotcakes 2 years, 8 months ago

Sparkly intersections from all the accidents.

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Liberty275 2 years, 8 months ago

You can tell KU is in session because you start seeing girls with shaved legs and armpits around town. It's kind of exciting!

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Bill Lee 2 years, 8 months ago

Articles about this in the J-W.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

The town suddenly becomes jammed with traffic, and there are car accidents all over town.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 8 months ago

The late night traffic. But SaintsPub is going to run a shuttle, fewer wobblers on the road, and a safe trip home! Go tell them what you need. :) (From FB) SaintsPub Lawrence OK, so we are doing a FREE Shuttle Service in Lawrence that will NOT ONLY pick you up from your house/dorm/apt/shack/etc, and bring you to SaintsPub Lawrence, but will also take you back home. What are your thoughts: Should we do a designated route (dorms, frat/sorority houses, etc) every hour and you know where the pick up is gonna be, at a certain time, OR, should be do phone calls and take them as they come in.........TELL ME KU!

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