Thursday, September 23, 2010
A Doll's House
I heard someone make an analogy that Sama Tower is like a doll's house; it looks quite nice, but nothing works. An exaggeration? Yes. But...the electricity goes off in the laundry rooms and only the laundry rooms periodically. Vent fans have been installed in the kitchens although no stoves (only counters) are in evidence. Some of the elevators are "mysteriously" draped with gray material and beep at you sporadically. The dining hall ceiling has been known to start spurting water on several occasions, and, most dramatically, a window was apparently sucked out of the 30th floor. It fell onto a car below, totaling it, and "window guards" were subsequently installed in every room. Of course these are only minor inconveniences in our daily lives (no more sitting on the windowsill to read for class!), but it's been enough to inspire a conspiracy which has spread throughout Facebook, the unofficial school newspaper, and the popular consciousness of NYUAD. The gist of it is that the reason we're not allowed on the upper floors and there are practically no ugly people here is that there's a clandestine plan in place. When the world ends in 2012, Sama Tower will turn into a spaceship and we will be the future of humanity. I'm not sure how I feel about this but I do know one thing...if they want this spaceship to survive space travel, someone's going to have to fix those windows.