Grub is just awkward.
First off, you’re basically forced to bring someone who you don’t really know or have only spoken to on a rare occasion. Unless you’re one of the few people on campus who has thousands of options to take (congregations) or already have a significant other, it’s pretty hard to find a date with our already 60-40 percent boy to girl ratio.
You’re forced to start asking your friends who they are taking and if their date has a potential friend even willing to go with you in exchange for a free shirt and food. And even if they don’t have anyone, you are now scrambling to look for people in every overpopulated area on campus. You basically start stalking people; their composure, their looks and their personality all for the sake of a good picture and a good time. You are constantly stressed day in and day out and for what? For the “date” to go smoothly? For that extra like on Instagram? For that possible love interest, so that they don’t hate you in the long run?
You could say Grub is just another thing we choose to freak out about. Here’s a thought: stop worrying about it.
For whose you don’t know, grub is simply an event where you dress up in a costume, get to eat free food, get a shirt and go home. Short. Sweet. To the point with no funny business in between.
As a club officer and fellow friend, I’m here to tell you that grub is not worth stressing over and it will all be over before you know it. No matter what club you’re in or not in, grub is something nobody really cares about. At most, you can potentially make a new friend along the way as you silently eat your cold pasta and peach cobbler. If you don’t want a weird night filled with awkward stares and small talk, just take a friend or go stag. Be brave and show the world that you don’t need a date to have fun; the classic party of me, myself and I.
So, if you’re stressing about who to take or how it already went, rest assured -grub is the least of your problems. Focus on more important things in life. It’s only one night, anyway. We can all live with a little humiliation once in awhile.