Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heard: Must be a Local Chapter

Three Hill interns riding the metro after a VERY intense happy hour start talking about their times in college. The most drunk (and therefore friendliest) of them all whips out his fraternity card trying to prove to myself and those around him that he is "very proud to be a brother of his organization." He asks the closest male passenger to him "Yo man, what frat are you in?" The man replies, "I work for the Customs Department." The intern looks to his friends then shakes his head and says, "What?! I've never heard of it, must be a local chapter or something, they probably suck." 

Thanks for the laughs guys.

30 comments:

  1. coming from a greek-heavy school in the South, i can assure you beyond a shadow of a doubt that there's no such thing as a "Fraternity Card".

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  2. That's absolutely false, I go to a northern school and we get them from our nationals in NC after we're initiated, lots of fraternities do (name, pin number, chapter, etc.). Not that I go carrying it around in my wallet and showing it off to random people. Must just be a new initiate tool with no realization that people don't care about that stuff up here.

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  3. There's also no such thing as the "Customs Department," and anyone who actually worked for CBP or ICE would know that.

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  4. actually, my school gives out Greek IDs to anyone in a fraternity or sorority...don't generalize the entire nation based on the South

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  5. No, they exist - I had one given to me after initiation. You can request one (though why anyone would go through the pointless trouble is beyond me)

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  6. I might have come from a not-so-greek-heavy school in the north, but I defintely have friends who have fraternity cards. Never seen one for a sorority, but I've seen frat cards before.

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  7. I got a card from nationals when I joined my fraternity. Which is at the largest Greek school in the country. I can assure the author beyond the shadow of a doubt that a college student would recognize Customs, though.

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  8. hey sweet frat bro, yah there is, they say your a member in good standing and garbage like that, they do exist.

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  9. I don't know what Fraternity you are in, but they must not be nationally or internationally recognized because we certainly do. I don't know what Fraternity this guy is in, but maybe you should check your own.

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  10. not true - my fraternity gives out cards. what is true, however, is that anyone who bothers to whip one out at any point during his (unfortunate) lifetime is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, a huge tool.

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  11. yes there is, i have one, and its awesome

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  12. actually, most nationals do distribute cards as proof of membership.

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  13. Coming from a Greek-heavy school also in the South, I can assure you beyond a shadow of a doubt I have my fraternity membership card in a drawer at home.

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  14. That's not true. Some fraternities distribute membership cards to all their undergraduate members

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  15. Not true, I have seen frat cards before, my ex boyfriend had one.

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  16. coming from a member of a large national sorority, i can assure you beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are cards that organizations distribute to members...mine's in my wallet.

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  17. Thats odd. Because there definitely are in the North. Sorority cards too. God only knows what you would do with it, but I'm dead serious.

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  18. There actually is such a thing as a fraternity card for some frats. Not all frats are the same, my friend.

    ..and not all fraternity guys are as idiotic as this guy.

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  19. And coming from a greek community up here, I can assure you that some of them do, in fact, give out cards.

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  20. I've seen something like them (also coming from a very greek-heavy school in the South). Some guys carry around their bid cards for sentimental value. Also, I know one school that the IFC issued "member" cards, for what reason, who knows.

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  21. I went to a small school with a small greek system in the NW and I have a "fraternity card" in my file cabinet along with my final transcript and other things. The card had my name, school, grad year and the chapter name. We were issued an "alumni package" from our national headquarters and the card was one of the contents. Not a local chapter, either :)

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  22. Haywood JabloughmiJune 21, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    You have no clue what you're talking about. Many fraternities have membership cards that your Nationals gives you when you are initated (at least in the North), and many inter-fraternity councils at larger schools make 'Greek IDs' that list your fraternity/sorority on the front and have a lot of useful information on the back.

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  23. maybe he meant "pledge card"

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  24. not true, I have a membership card from my fraternity

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  25. Membership cards are pretty standard from national fraternities.

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  26. Not to mention most frat boys make an effort to say "fraternity" (as if that makes it more legit) instead of "frat."

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  27. I think we've all gotten the point now: there are fraternity cards. Thanks.

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  28. If you are from a Greek-heavy school in the South I will attack you with the North. - Abraham Lincoln via Michael Scott

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  29. Of course the northern schools do it. I'm sure the shitty frats in the South do it as well. But I can guaran-goddamn-tee you that no real Southern fraternity subscribes to such a douchey practice. A distinguished Southern gentleman wouldn't hear of it.

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