Wednesday, September 21

100 Tips for Life at Saint Mike's : 11 - 20

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11. The taxi services are rather unreliable. The only service that has worked for me is Greencab - a lot of the other ones keep you waiting for an hour if you're out in Colchester, or misrepresent how long it's going to take for them to get to you. The number for Greencab is 802.655.4222.

12. Buses don't run on Sundays and don't come on schedule - they're usually there 5 minutes beforehand or late. But if you call a cab to come to Colchester, you're probably better off waiting for a bus on a regular day. It takes around 20 minutes to get to Burlington on a bus from campus.

13. If you are not an American and need to get new cell phone plan, you will have to show them your passport and a letter from the school verifying your housing (you can use the letter sent to you that tells you where you live). With Verizon, you'll also have to make a $400 deposit because you won't be able to give them a social security number, which makes things rather complicated. Just be prepared to stay at the store for about an hour and deal with lots of confused customer service reps. every time you tell them that you don't have a social security number.

14. Practically nobody is awake on Saturday morning, which makes it a perfect time to study if you need to get stuff done.

15. Because the first shower cabin is the least private, less people will tend to use it which also makes it the cleanest. Use the first shower cabin and avoid hairballs.

16. Avoid plastic shower caddies because they will retain water. Instead, opt for a foldable shower caddy that keeps things in place with a net. These are available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

17. You're going to need some time to organise yourself, your life and your room - otherwise you end up with fifty things on your mind, no graduation plan and a very dirty living space.

18. If you want to attend a performance at the Flynn, don't wait until the last minute to buy the ticket at the box office - you'll end up going in last, since their Cultural Pass system is faulty. The easiest option is to buy tickets through the phone (802-863-5996) which will take more or less ten minutes.

19. The Knightstand only serves wings after 21.00.

20. When using the dryer, if it's only 2/3 full (or less), your clothes will take 40 minutes to dry as opposed to the full 60 minutes. 

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