This is the story of “Bedlympics.”  Now many of you may be wondering what the heck is “Bedlympics,” so I will tell you.  “Bedlympics” is a method of deciding who gets top bunk in a set of bunk beds.

It was a dark and stormy night during my freshman year of college.  My roommate and I thought of a great idea to create extra space inside of our dorm room.  BUNK BEDS!!!  There, however, was one dilemma. Both of us wanted bottom bunk…bunk20beds

We talked and talked, argued, debated, and still could not achieve a decision.  I, being afraid of heights feared I wouldn’t sleep well in top bunk, my roommate disliked the concept of climbing up to top bunk every night.

We argued our reasoning for why we should have bottom bunk back and forth, even argued why the other should have top bunk, but “[some men] can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn” ~The Dark Knight. Obviously neither of us wanted to watch the world burn, but neither of us saw reason with the other, neither of us would accept bribery, and our negotiations failed miserably.  Then came the idea of “Bedlympics.”

bf216b62c6f30455bb75c5fa6fce8bf9cf172dda184cd5886b805facb92188e3We decided to set up a series of events to battle it out for top bunk.  We approached our friends, thinking it would be wiser for them to develop the events so that we would not be deciding on events that were “easy wins.” Well they made the events: Jeopardy, in which it was 1 v. 1 and created/run by the history major; a sniping contest, where we drafted teams choose team colors and had to take pictures of the other team without being noticed; Escape the Residence Hall, similar to the escape/mystery rooms and our friends created the scenario, and we had to find the clues to get out; and lastly, a “meme” contest, in which we were given a picture and had to create a meme about it – the funnier meme would win that challenge.

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One thought on “Top Bunk: the Story of “Bedlympics”

  1. I love college and I have a great group of friends, but I really miss my family and friends back home. Any tips on making the separation easier?


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